ISSN: 7027-2221

Author : Ibrahim Khalil, Bassam

Antibacterial Study of Polyvinyl alcohol / Poly vinyl pyrrolidone / Cellulose Ternary Polymer Blends

Maha A. Younus; Dhefaf H. Alqudsy; Saad A. Ahmed; Bassam Ibrahim Khalil

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 140-144

In this study, different weight percent of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/ poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)
(PVP)/ Cellulose (CELL) blend solutions were prepared by solution blending followed by preparing of
polymer metal complexes with Ag (I), Cu (II), Ni (II) and Co(II). Antibacterial properties were
evaluated by dilute method against five pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonae ,
Pseudomonas aeruginasa,, Staphylococcus aureus , Staphylococcus Albus ) . Polymer metal complexes
showed different activities against the various microbial isolates. The polymer blend metal complexes
showed higher activity than the free polymer blends.