Decorative coatings of plating with antibacterial activity

Zhao Zhi-hong, Seiichiro Eguchi, Yoshio Okada, Tetsuya Osaka

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Abstract

Electroplated coatings of cobalt, zinc, copper and cobalt-containing alloys of nickel, zinc and chromium were found to have bactericidal action. The electroless plated coating of silver also hindered against proliferate of bacteria. Especially, they have bactericide properties to methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in all. In addition, we discussed the relationship between rest potentials of various electroplated coatings and bactericidal action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

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