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New Materials Engineering Findings Reported from Technical University (Preparation of melt-spun antimicrobially modified LDH/polyolefin nanocomposite...

August 12, 2014



New Materials Engineering Findings Reported from Technical University (Preparation of melt-spun antimicrobially modified LDH/polyolefin nanocomposite fibers)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Materials Engineering. According to news reporting originating from Dresden, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Layered double hydroxide (LDH) was synthesized and organically modified with camphorsulfonic acid (CSA) and ciprofloxacin. The thermal stability of CSA was improved remarkably under LDH shielding."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "A minimal inhibitory concentration of free CSA against tested bacteria was determined in order to define the essential quantity in LDH modification. The modified LDHs were melt-compounded with high density polyethylene and the prepared nanocomposites were further melt-spun using a piston-type spinning device. The melt-spun fibers were tested for their antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter cloacae, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Streptococcus pyogenes."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "CSA integrated fibers show susceptibility against Gram-positive bacteria and ciprofloxacin integrated fibers showed activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria."

For more information on this research see: Preparation of melt-spun antimicrobially modified LDH/polyolefin nanocomposite fibers. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, 2014;41():8-16. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Materials Engineering).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Kutlu, Technical University of Dresden, Inst Med Mikrobiol & Hyg, D-01307 Dresden, Germany. Additional authors for this research include P. Schrottner, A. Leuteritz, R. Boldt, E. Jacobs and G. Heinrich.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Dresden, Germany, Materials Engineering

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