Antibacterial Textile Coating Armoured with Aggregation-Induced Emission Photosensitisers to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

Resmarani Sahu, Neethu Ninan, Ngoc Huu Nguyen, Jianzhong Wang, Krasimir Vasilev, Vi Khanh Truong, Youhong Tang

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Abstract

In the quest to curtail the spread of healthcare-associated infections, this work showcases the fabrication of a cutting-edge antibacterial textile coating armoured with aggregation-induced emission photosensitisers (AIE PS) to prevent bacterial colonisation on textiles. The adopted methodology includes a multi-step process using plasma polymerisation and subsequent integration of AIE PS on their surface. The antibacterial effectiveness of the coating was tested against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus after light irradiation for 1 h. Furthermore, antibacterial mechanistic studies revealed their ability to generate reactive oxygen species that can damage bacterial cell membrane integrity. The results of this investigation can be used to develop ground-breaking explanations for infection deterrence, principally in situations where hospital fabrics play a critical part in the transmission of diseases. The antibacterial coating for textiles developed in this study holds great promise as an efficient strategy to promote public health and reduce the danger of bacterial diseases through regular contact with fabrics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1209
Number of pages12
JournalMolecules
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2024

Keywords

  • aggregation-induced emission photosensitisers
  • antibacterial
  • healthcare-associated infections
  • plasma coating
  • textile

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