Bastarrachea LJ1, Goddard JM1.
J Agric Food Chem. 2015 Apr 29;63(16):4243-51. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b00445. Epub 2015 Apr 14.A method to prepare an antimicrobial coating for food-handling materials is reported. Alternating layers of branched polyethylenimine and styrene maleic anhydride copolymer were applied onto the surface of polypropylene. The resulting coatings had low surface energy and presented enhanced antimicrobial character due to the presence of both cationic and N-halamine forming structures. In its unchlorinated form, the coating inactivated Listeria monocytogenes by ∼3 logarithmic cycles. Read More