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Title: Switchable antifouling coatings and uses thereof

Abstract

The present invention relates to antifouling coatings capable of being switched by using heat or ultraviolet light. Prior to switching, the coating includes an onium cation component having antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Upon switching, the coating is converted to a conjugated polymer state, and the cationic component is released with any adsorbed biofilm layer. Thus, the coatings herein have switchable and releasable properties. Methods of making and using such coatings are also described.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1345385
Patent Number(s):
9,580,608
Application Number:
14/455,702
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Denton, Michele L. Baca, Dirk, Shawn M., and Johnson, Ross Stefan. Switchable antifouling coatings and uses thereof. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Denton, Michele L. Baca, Dirk, Shawn M., & Johnson, Ross Stefan. Switchable antifouling coatings and uses thereof. United States.
Denton, Michele L. Baca, Dirk, Shawn M., and Johnson, Ross Stefan. Tue . "Switchable antifouling coatings and uses thereof". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345385.
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