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Surface modified polymers to introduce antibacterial activities

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This thesis is concerned with the chemical surface modification of several commercial industrial polymers in order to introduce antibacterial activity. Surface modification of polymers including LDPE, PE-fibre, MDPE, UHMPE and PS-XAD4 by carbene insertion reaction and diazo coupling was carried out using two diazo systems, urea diaryl diazo system and bis (dimethylamino) diaryl system. Successful surface modification on polymers was achieved while bulk properties of polymers were maintaine...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Chemistry Research Laboratory
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
MSc by Research
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2015-07-27

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