New Publication in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

Surface-adhered bacteria on implants represent a major challenge for antibiotic treatment. We introduce hydrogel-coated surfaces loaded with tailored Pd-nanosheets which catalyze the release of antibiotics from inactive prodrugs. Masked and antibiotically inactive fluoroquinolone analogs were efficiently activated at the surface and prevented the formation of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms.

Braun, J., Ortega-Liebana, M. C., Unciti-Broceta, A., Sieber, S. A. "A Pd-labile fluoroquinolone prodrug efficiently prevents biofilm formation on coated surfaces",Org. Biomol. Chem.


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