Anti-biofouling behavior of natural unsaturated hydrocarbon phenols impregnated in PDMS matrix

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Some species of natural unsaturated hydrocarbon phenols have been reported to have anti-biofouling effect. They have potential industrial applications where bacterial contamination should be avoided. We fabricated polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) matrices impregnated with unsaturated hydrocarbon phenols: urushiol from the sap of natural lacquer tree and a mixture of cardol and cardanol from refined cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). Their anti-fouling property has been tested by crystal violet staining method. Urushiol-impregnated PDMS matrix showed excellent antimicrobial property to both Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. With the concentrations of cardanol higher than a certain critical value, CNSL-impregnated PDMS matrix also showed anti-biofouling effect for E. coli and S. cerevisiae. (C) 2008 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Publisher
KOREAN SOC INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY
Issue Date
2008-05
Language
ENG
Article Type
Article
Keywords

NUT SHELL LIQUID; URUSHIOL; COMPONENTS; SEPARATION; LACQUER

Citation

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, v.14, no.3, pp.292 - 296

ISSN
1226-086X
DOI
10.1016/j.jiec.2008.01.012
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/9642
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CBE-Journal Papers(저널논문)

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