Polymers against Microorganisms [E-Book] : On the Race to Efficient Antimicrobial Materials / by Juan Rodríguez-Hernández.
Rodríguez-Hernández, Juan, (author)
Cham : Springer, 2017
XIII, 278 p. 93 illus., 63 illus. in color. online resource.
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This book provides an introductory and general overview of advances in polymers towards their employment as antimicrobial materials. The author describes current approaches for avoiding microbial contamination, toward macro-molecular antibiotics, and prevention of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by use of polymers. He establishes the remaining issues and analyzes existing methodologies for treating bacterial infections and for preparing antimicrobial materials. • Offers a complete and brief overview of different strategies for preparation of antimicrobial materials; • Places contamination problems in the context of what polymers can offer for remediation using different alternatives to remove and prevent bacterial infections; • Describes how polymers with antimicrobial activity can interact in various ways.