Modified: Antimicrobial PET material
Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) films were surface-modified according to microwave plasma activation allowing for dithiol functions grafting (1,6-hexanedithiol) in order to fabricate self-assembled photogenerated silver nanoparticles monolayers.
Inhibition of S. aureus adhesion
The antibacterial properties of PET material including silver nanoparticles were evaluated to determine the probability to reduce the surface bacterial adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus strain selected as pathogenic bacteria model. Surface grafted with silver nanoparticles was found to be particularly reactive and led to an inhibition of S. aureus adhesion around 96.2% in comparison with the unmodified PET material.
The study has been published in Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, Volume 20, Issue 4, July 2023.