Synthesis of a Chloroamide-Hyperbranched Polymer Additive for Self-Decontaminating Surfaces

Report No. ARL-TR-5990
Authors: André A. Williams, Joshua A. Orlicki, Adam M. Rawlett, and Wendy Kosik Chaney
Date/Pages: April 2012; 36 pages
Abstract: The continued deployment of military assets overseas will introduce military personnel, vehicles, and other assets to microscopic pathogenic species. Bacterial infections can complicate treatment and lengthen recovery time. Development of self-decontaminating surfaces would lessen bacterial contamination by preventing bacterial growth on military vehicles and other surfaces. This project has developed spontaneously segregating multifunctional additives capable of insertion into current military coatings to reduce susceptibility to bacterial contamination of military assets.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: April 1, 2012