New N‐halamine polymeric compounds were prepared by reacting cyanuric acid and polyacrylonitrile. Grafting of acrylonitrile monomer onto cotton linters was carried out and the product was reacted with cyanuric acid and finally was chlorinated. Cyanoethylation of polyvinyl alcohol was performed using acrylonitrile monomer to give polyvinylcyanoethyl ether, which, in turn, was reacted with cyanuric acid. The biological activity of the various chlorinated compounds obtained was examined against Gram (+) and Gram (−) bacteria using columns and dishes methods. A high disinfecting power of the chlorinated compounds obtained was observed. Thus, the bacteria was deactivated after the first cycle without contact with the product. All of the compounds prepared were insoluble in water and most of inorganic solvents. These compounds were also found to be very stable and did not decompose to give any toxic compounds. Thus, the chlorinated compounds prepared had no harmful effects on humans.
El‐Masry, A.M., Moustafa, H.Y., Ahmed, A.I. and Shaaban, A.F. (2004), "Halamine polymers: 2. Preparation of new triazine‐diones biocidal polymers by grafting polymerisation", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 211-219. https://doi.org/10.1108/03699420410546890
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