Matériaux & Techniques
Volume 104, Number 5, 2016
Interactions microorganismes-matériaux / Microorganisms-materials interactions
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Surfaces : traitement, revêtements, décontamination, pollution, etc. / Surfaces : processings, coating, decontamination, pollution, etc.|
|Published online||30 March 2017|
Monoglyceride to protect building materials against microbial proliferation
1 LMDC, Université de Toulouse, INSA/UPS Génie Civil, 135 Avenue de Rangueil, 31077 Toulouse Cedex 04, France
2 ENSIACET, LCA, UMR 1010 INRA/INP-ENSIACET, 4 Allée Emile Monso, 31030 Toulouse Cedex 04, France
3 LGC (UMR 5503), Dép. BioSym, Université de Toulouse, UPS, UFR Pharmacie, 35 rue des Maraîchers, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 09, France
a Auteur de correspondance : firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 30 November 2016
Accepted: 23 February 2017
Use of bio-based products from the recycling of glycerol, a valuable by-product of agro-industry as antimicrobial coatings may be an eco-friendly alternative to the classic ways of protecting building materials against microbial proliferation such as metal-based treatments, biocides, etc. Monoglycerides (MG) can be synthetized starting from oleochemical synthons such as glycerol and fatty acids. Numerous studies have shown the antimicrobial efficiency of fatty acids and esters against various microorganisms. This paper focuses on evaluating the antimicrobial potential of a specific MG molecule with the aim of incorporating it in a semi-transparent aqueous coating intended for building materials. Three types of experiments were carried out: (i) evaluation of bactericidal activity in liquid phase, (ii) evaluation of antibacterial activity according to JIS Z 2801, and (iii) evaluation of the resistance of coated building materials to natural microbial contamination. Results showed that the MG molecule tested possessed strong antibacterial properties. These promising results highlight potential of such molecules in the protection of building materials and encourage further studies.
Key words: Monoglyceride / coating / antimicrobial / microbial proliferation / building materials
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