Photodynamic and Contact Killing Polymeric Fabric Coating for Bacteria and SARS-CoV-2

The development of low-cost, non-toxic, scalable antimicrobial textiles is needed to address the spread of deadly pathogens. Here, we report a polysiloxane textile coating that possesses two modes of antimicrobial inactivation, passive contact inactivation through amine/imine functionalities and active photodynamic inactivation through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). This material can be coated and cross-linked onto natural and synthetic textiles through a simple soak procedure, followed by UV cure to afford materials exhibiting no aqueous leaching and only minimal...


Jan 27 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Prof. Anastasia Elias
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
Feb 8 2022 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Professor Marco Ciufolini
Department of Chemistry, UBC
Feb 9 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Don Mayder
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia


Congratulations to Anka Lekhi!

Anka Lekhi, Associate Professor of Teaching, is being honoured as one of 10 recipients for the 2021 Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Awards.

This award recognizes members in the Science community who have gone above and beyond...

Congratulations Zac Hudson!

Associate Professor Zac Hudson has been awarded the 2022 Mark Young Scholar Award by the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry. This award annually recognizes a Young Scholar for distinguished contributions to polymer science.

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