Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity of Copolymer Films of AA- STY containing Polylithium AcrylateAuthor(s): Hemlata Saxena and Vishal Pathak
The copolymer films of acrylic acid and styrene (AA-STY) were synthesized. The films were transparent, brittle and light yellow in colour. The films were permeable and showed adsorption in acetic acid, acetic anhydride and sodium hydroxide. The copolymer films were found to be conducting. The specific conductance of films was found in the range 2.7 x 10-6 – 3.0 x 10-6 Ω -1. The films were characterized by IR and NMR studies. The films showed good bacterial activity.