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Title Biocidal polymers / editor, Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan
Published Shawberry, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom : Smithers Rapra, 2016
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Summary This book provides detailed information on synthetic, mechanistic and technological aspects of synthetic and natural antimicrobial polymers. Biocidal polymers are able to inhibit or kill microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and protozoans. The advantages of antimicrobial polymers over conventional antimicrobial agents include their non-volatility, chemical stability, non-toxicity (difficult to permeate through the skin of animals), ability to prolong product life, increased efficiency and selectivity while minimising their environmental impact. Currently, there is an urgent requirement to develop a synthetic strategy involving different kinds of polymers whose potency against specific microorganisms is accompanied by less hazardous effects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Antimicrobial polymers.
Materials -- Microbiology.
Plastics -- Additives.
Polymers industry.
Form Electronic book
Author Chauhan, Narendra Pal Singh, editor
ISBN 1523105399 (electronic bk.)
1910242276 (electronic bk.)
9781523105397 (electronic bk.)
9781910242278 (electronic bk.)