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Nanoparticles as Antimicrobial Surface Modifiers

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Columbia University

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Antimicrobial coatings are important for healthcare, specifically focusing on wound healing and preventive measures of infection and harm from biological agents. Synthetic materials that are capable of serving as antimicrobial coatings have received much attention for their ability to be synthesized in large scale, as opposed to naturally occurring and synthetic polypeptides, that must be extracted and purified from biological sources or require extensive synthetic steps. To overcome this challenge we propose to develop a platform of polyelectrolyte nanoparticles based on a new class of cationic monomers to serve as antimicrobialbiocide coatings. These materials have the added benefit of being applicable as smart coatings, thermal photonic lattices, anti-reflective coatings for solar panels, and for various interfacial modifiers. We will focus on systems that are modular in order impact other areas of materials research in future studies.

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  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

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[A, Approved For Public Release]