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Title Polymeric materials with antimicrobial activity : from synthesis to applications / edited by Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla, María L. Cerrada and Marta Fernández-García
Published Cambridge : RSC Publishing, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 414 pages) : illustrations
Series RSC polymer chemistry series ; number 10
RSC polymer chemistry series ; no. 10
Summary This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field. This book starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Polymers -- metabolism.
Anti-Infective Agents -- metabolism.
Chemistry Techniques, Synthetic -- methods.
Antimicrobial polymers.
Form Electronic book
Author Cerrada, María, editor
Fernández-García, Marta, editor
Muñoz-Bonilla, Alexandra, editor
ISBN 1680158090 (electronic bk.)
9781680158090 (electronic bk.)