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.
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