Ultra-high pressure modified cellulosic fibres with antimicrobial properties
authors Salgueiro, AM; Santos, MD; Saraiva, JA; Almeida, F; Sousa, I; Tedim, J; Nogueira, HIS; Evtuguin, DV
nationality International
journal CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS
author keywords Cellulosic fibres; High-pressure treatment; Antimicrobial activity; PHMB
keywords POLYHEXAMETHYLENE BIGUANIDES; PHOSPHOLIPID-MEMBRANES; ESCHERICHIA-COLI; FOODS; BIOCIDE; STARCH; OPPORTUNITIES; POLIHEXANIDE; CHALLENGES; TEXTILES
abstract In this work bleached E. globulus kraft pulp was doped with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) from an aqueous solution or from a suspension of silica capsules (PHMB@silica) by impregnation under atmospheric or ultra-high pressure (UHP) conditions (500 MPa). The antimicrobial properties of pulps were evaluated towards gram-negative E. coli and gram-positive L. innocua bacteria. PHMB loads below 500 mg per kg of pulp revealed negligible bacteriostatic properties, whereas PHMB loads of ca 3000-4000 mg per kg demonstrated bactericidal properties of pulp without significant deterioration of its mechanical strength. The UHP impregnation allowed significant improvement of PHMB uptake. Thus, under equal conditions, PHMB uptake was ca 25% greater under UHP than under atmospheric pressure impregnation, whereas the leachable amounts of PHMB in both pulps were comparable. The sorption of PHMB@silica on pulp in suspension under UHP conditions was ca 17% greater than under atmospheric pressure with almost 70% increase of leachable PHMB. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
publisher ELSEVIER SCI LTD
issn 0144-8617
year published 2017
volume 175
beginning page 303
ending page 310
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.08.081
web of science category Chemistry, Applied; Chemistry, Organic; Polymer Science
subject category Chemistry; Polymer Science
unique article identifier WOS:000411112500035
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