Coatings, Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2021) – 111 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Bio-colonization plays a main role in the deterioration process of stone artifacts. Coatings with antimicrobial and/or preventive functions are usually employed to cope with biofilm growth. Antimicrobial/surface active ionic liquids (SAILs) are here proposed as innovative and safe-by-design coating materials which meet the green conservation criteria. Tests on IL coated tufa and marble specimens demonstrate that the most lipophilic IL, featured by both amphiphilic cation and anion, induces an antibiofilm action at low concentration. View this paper.
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