A self-cleaning surface based on UV-activatable, AgCl micropumps for bacterial killing and removal

Peng Liu, Kecheng Quan, Miaomiao Liu, Huaguang Wang, Henny C. van der Mei, Henk J. Busscher, Zexin Zhang

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Abstract

We report a self-cleaning, bacterial killing surface by immobilization of AgCl microparticles on a surface, acting as chemical micropumps. The surface shows a high bacterial killing efficacy of attached bacteria and exhibits sustainable removal of bacteria as a result of UV-activatable micropumping originating from the photocatalytic reaction of AgCl microparticles. Our work provides an advance in the sustainable use of bacterial contact-killing surfaces stricto sensu through removal of dead bacteria and debris that may shield contact-killing sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7030–7033
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume58
Early online date23-May-2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25-Jun-2022

Keywords

  • ANTIBACTERIAL
  • COATINGS
  • BIOFILMS
  • SILVER

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