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Synthesis, Characterization and Anti Microbial Studies of Copoly (N-Vinylpyrrolidone – Maleic Anhydride) with N, N-Diethylaminoethanol

A copolymer of N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP) and Maleic anhydride (MA) is synthesized by free radical copolymerization with 2,2-Azo-bisisobutyronitrile(AIBN) as initiator at 650C in dioxane solution, under nitrogen atmosphere. The copolymer obtained is characterized by FTIR and NMR. The copolymer is grafted with N,NDiethylaminoethanol (DEAE) in two different ratios. The antimicrobial property of these compounds is investigated by agar well diffusion method. Two gram +ve bacterial strains used are Bacillus pumillus – 1640 and Staphylococcus aureus – 3160, the gram –ve bacterial strain used is Escherichia coli – 45 . The fungal strains used are Fusarium oxysporum – 2087 and Aspergillusniger – 4325. Keywords - Antimicrobial activity, Copolymerization, Maleic anhydride, N-vinylpyrrolidone,