A review on various maleic anhydride antimicrobial polymers

Nagaraja, Akshatha and Jalageri, Manohara Dhulappa and Yashoda, M P and Reddy, Kakarla Raghava (2019) A review on various maleic anhydride antimicrobial polymers. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 163 (163). p. 105650. ISSN 0167-7012

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The basic requirement of human beings is better health but the serious health effects and numerous infections caused by rapid growth of harmful pathogens resulting in a large number of deaths and is a significant challenge to modern science. Microbes infecting humans can be stopped in two ways: disinfectants and antimicrobial agents. There is considerable interest from both academics and industry in antimicrobial polymers due to their favorable properties. Maleic anhydride incredibly bears diverse commercial applications due to its versatile chemical structure. Maleic anhydride is an electron-acceptor monomer where the property comes from reactive double bonds and also reactive anhydride groups. This review presents the development of antimicrobial polymers involving maleic anhydride in the macromolecular structure. This article also addresses the applications of antimicrobial polymers with maleic anhydride in numerous sectors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antimicrobial polymers Macromolecular structures Bacteria Healthcare
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemistry
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2019 06:48
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 10:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154138

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