Preparation and Characterization of Antimicrobial PES Ultra-Filtration Membrane Modified with Capsaicin
The polyethersulfone ultra-filtration membrane was prepared by phase inversion method using polyethersulfone(PES), polyethylene glycol 400(PEG400) and N，N- dimethylamide(DMAC) as materials, and was modified by adding a capsaicin monomer named MBHBA which possess antibacterial property. The effects of MBHBA content on the ultra-filtration membrane performance were discussed. The results showed that the addition of MBHBA monomer effectively increased the membrane flux. And the modified membrane had strong inhibitory activity against Escherichia coli.
Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang
H. M. Wang et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Antimicrobial PES Ultra-Filtration Membrane Modified with Capsaicin", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 2338-2343, 2012