Fabrication of antibacterial thin films from essential oils
Polymers used in environmental and biomedical applications (e.g., filtration membranes and wound dressings) have surface properties that limit their biocompatibility and performance in biological settings. Such limitations arise from material hydrophobicity and propensity for bacterial attachment, leading to infection and device failure. Here, plasma processing is used to deposit films derived from essential-oil derived compounds. Surface characterization and performance testing reveals deposited films are anti-fouling and have controllable surface properties. As the use of polymers is widespread ...
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