Synthesis, Characterization, and Fabrication of Hydrophilic Antimicrobial Polymer Thin Film Coatings

  • Akshatha Nagaraja
  • Yashoda Malgar PuttaiahgowdaEmail author
  • Ananda Kulal
  • Ajithkumar Manayan Parambil
  • Thivaharan Varadavenkatesan


An efficient hydrophilic-antimicrobial thin film coating of functionalized polymaliamides for controlling pathogenic microorganisms is reported in this article. The article is enriched with synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial studies of polymaliamides and its thin film. FTIR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR details of the polymaliamidesis explicated,and the thermal properties of the polymer are revealed using TGA, DSC studies and detailed explanation is provided in the article. The activity of the polymer and thin film against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, tuberculosis variant bacteria Mycobacterium smegmatis and Candida albicans are also reported ornately. The morphological behavior of film when interacting with the microbes is studies using SEM and AFM studied and presented elaborately.


functionalized polymaliamides thin film coatings antimicrobial screening morphology studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akshatha Nagaraja
    • 1
  • Yashoda Malgar Puttaiahgowda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ananda Kulal
    • 2
  • Ajithkumar Manayan Parambil
    • 3
  • Thivaharan Varadavenkatesan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalIndia
  2. 2.Biological Sciences DivisionPoornaprajna Institute of Scientific ResearchDevanahalli, BangaloreIndia
  3. 3.SAMTEL Centre for Display TechnologiesIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia
  4. 4.Department of Biotechnology, Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalIndia

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