Bactericidal and anticorrosion properties in PVK/MWNT nanocomposite coatings on stainless steel

Catherine M. Santos, Karina Milagros Cui, Farid Ahmed, Maria Celeste R Tria, Regina Aileen May V Vergara, Al Christopher De Leon, Rigoberto C. Advincula*, Debora F. Rodrigues

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A PVK/MWNT nanocomposite coating on stainless steel is developed and tested for antimicrobial and anticorrosion properties. The coating is prepared via electrochemical deposition onto SS surfaces and is monitored using cyclic voltammetry. High-resolution XPS measurements of the C 1s and N 1s regions are used to estimate the film composition. AFM shows a homogeneous thin film of several μm thickness with well-defined globular domains. The bactericidal functionality of the electrodeposited film is demonstrated by its antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, even with low MWNT loading (≈6%). The excellent anticorrosion property of the coating is demonstrated after 7 d of exposure to NaCl (0.5 M) solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-813
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Materials and Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • antibacterial
  • carbon nanotubes
  • corrosion
  • nanocomposites
  • PVK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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