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Antibacterial performance of fully biobased chitosan-grafted-polybenzoxazine films: Elaboration and properties of released material
Yadav N., Monisha M., Niranjan R., Dubey A., Patil S., ,
Published in Elsevier Ltd
PMID: 33357864
Volume: 254
A fully biobased benzoxazine monomer, V-fa (using vanillin and furfurylamine) was grafted onto chitosan (CS) at different weight ratios (CXVY) using “grafting to” benign Schiff base chemistry. Incorporation of V-fa onto CS increased the tensile strength and improved chemical resistance of the CS-graft-V-fa films. Reversible labile linkages, expansion of CS galleries and leaching out of phenolic species from biobased polymer films led to an improved antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, which is ∼125 times higher than the bare CS film, V-fa and oligomeric V-fa. The leached out species from films were analyzed extensively by NMR, FTIR, GPC, ABTS and HRMS analysis. Oxidative-stress seems to be responsible for antibacterial activity. Current work illustrates an attractive synthetic approach and the improved antibacterial performance of biobased CS-graft-poly(V-fa) films which may hold as a potential alternative for wound-healing and implant applications in future. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
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