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Title: Antimicrobial Polymer

Abstract

A polymeric composition having antimicrobial properties and a process for rendering the surface of a substrate antimicrobial are disclosed. The polymeric composition comprises a crosslinked chemical combination of (i) a polymer having amino group-containing side chains along a backbone forming the polymer, (ii) an antimicrobial agent selected from metals, metal alloys, metal salts, metal complexes and mixtures thereof, and (iii) a crosslinking agent containing functional groups capable of reacting with the amino groups. In one example embodiment, the polymer is a polyamide formed from a maleic anhydride or maleic acid ester monomer and alkylamines thereby producing a polyamide having amino substituted alkyl chains on one side of the polyamide backbone; the crosslinking agent is a phosphine having the general formula (A).sub.3 P wherein A is hydroxyalkyl; and the metallic antimicrobial agent is selected from chelated silver ions, silver metal, chelated copper ions, copper metal, chelated zinc ions, zinc metal and mixtures thereof.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Utica, OH
  2. Flint, MI
  3. Ann Arbor, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
879709
Patent Number(s):
6797743
Application Number:
09/850324
Assignee:
Michigan Biotechnology Institute (Lansing, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61K - PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A01 - AGRICULTURE A01N - PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-98GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

McDonald, William F, Wright, Stacy C, and Taylor, Andrew C. Antimicrobial Polymer. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
McDonald, William F, Wright, Stacy C, & Taylor, Andrew C. Antimicrobial Polymer. United States.
McDonald, William F, Wright, Stacy C, and Taylor, Andrew C. Tue . "Antimicrobial Polymer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879709.
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abstractNote = {A polymeric composition having antimicrobial properties and a process for rendering the surface of a substrate antimicrobial are disclosed. The polymeric composition comprises a crosslinked chemical combination of (i) a polymer having amino group-containing side chains along a backbone forming the polymer, (ii) an antimicrobial agent selected from metals, metal alloys, metal salts, metal complexes and mixtures thereof, and (iii) a crosslinking agent containing functional groups capable of reacting with the amino groups. In one example embodiment, the polymer is a polyamide formed from a maleic anhydride or maleic acid ester monomer and alkylamines thereby producing a polyamide having amino substituted alkyl chains on one side of the polyamide backbone; the crosslinking agent is a phosphine having the general formula (A).sub.3 P wherein A is hydroxyalkyl; and the metallic antimicrobial agent is selected from chelated silver ions, silver metal, chelated copper ions, copper metal, chelated zinc ions, zinc metal and mixtures thereof.},
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