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

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