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Title: Switchable antifouling coatings and uses thereof

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.
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Sandia Corporation SNL-A
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Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 08
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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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United States

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