Antimicrobial graphene polymer (PVK-GO) nanocomposite films

Catherine M. Santos, Maria Celeste R Tria, Regina Aileen May V Vergara, Farid Ahmed, Rigoberto C. Advincula, Debora F. Rodrigues

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The first report on the fabrication and application of a nanocomposite containing poly-N-vinyl carbazole (PVK) polymer and graphene oxide (GO) as an antimicrobial film was demonstrated. The antimicrobial film was 90% more effective in preventing bacterial colonization relative to the unmodified surface. More importantly, the nanocomposite thin film showed higher bacterial toxicity than pure GO-modified surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8892-8894
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 21
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Santos, C. M., Tria, M. C. R., Vergara, R. A. M. V., Ahmed, F., Advincula, R. C., & Rodrigues, D. F. (2011). Antimicrobial graphene polymer (PVK-GO) nanocomposite films. Chemical Communications, 47(31), 8892-8894.