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VALLE, Aline S. S. et al. Synthesis of copolymers based on 2-vinylpyridine with antibacterial properties. Quím. Nova [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.4, pp. 577-583. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422011000400005.
We report the development of two copolymers based on 2-vinylpyridine, styrene and divinylbenzene (2Vpy-Sty-DVB) with different porosity degrees. The copolymers were subsequently quaternized with methyl iodide. To prepare charge transfer complexes, the unmodified copolymers and their derivatives quaternized with methyl iodine were impregnated with iodine. The antibacterial properties of the polymers were evaluated in dilutions ranging from 102 to 107 cells/mL of the auxotrophic OHd5-K12 Escherichia coli strain. It was possible to obtain materials with complete antibacterial activity even in the highest cell concentrations tested.
Keywords : biocidal polymers; 2-vinylpyridine-styrene-divinylbenzene copolymers; iodine.