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Zinc phthalocyanine activated by conventional indoor light makes a highly efficient antimicrobial material from regular cellulose

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4379-4384
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Zn phthalocyanine with improved synthesis suitable for bulk production shows extremely high antimicrobial efficacies even under weak indoor light. The dye-impregnated cellulose material inactivates over 99.996% of drug-resistant C. albicans, S. aureus and E. faecalis in just one hour exposure with consumer-grade fluorescent lamps and diodes.

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