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In Situ Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for Ag-NP/Cotton Nanocomposite and Its Bactericidal Effect
Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society (2017)
  • Shokoh Parham, University Technology Malaysia
  • Mahdieh Nemati, University of Adelaide
  • Sahba Sadir, University Technology Malaysia
  • Saeedeh Bagherbaigi, Imperial College London
  • Dedy H.B. Wicaksono, Swiss German University
  • Hadi Nur, University Technology Malaysia
For years, nanotechnology has been considered as an important field that has opened new opportunities for extensive research. In biomedical applications, of all the metal nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) have played an important role because of their antibacterial properties. Ag-NPs have been demonstrated to possess antibacterial properties in many applications. However, the minimum number of NPs required on the surface to prevent bacterial growth is yet to be determined. It is worthwhile studying the decrease of bacterial growth rate or the level of inhibition as a function of the size or density of NPs. Therefore, in this paper we discuss the size of the NPs that can stimulate the bactericidal property. It should also be noted that NPs larger than 100 nm might not be effective against bacteria. Moreover, this study employs polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and cellulose as reductants to form strong covalent bonds under UV light, which can help synthesize Ag-NP/cotton nanocomposites. This type of nanocomposite displays high cell viability and improved antimicrobial activity. A fairly simple application involves the use of UV light to increase particle distribution and impart bactericidal property.
  • Silver nanoparticles,
  • Ag-NP/cotton nanocomposite,
  • Bactericidal effect,
  • Toxicity
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Shokoh Parham, Mahdieh Nemati, Sahba Sadir, Saeedeh Bagherbaigi, et al.. "In Situ Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for Ag-NP/Cotton Nanocomposite and Its Bactericidal Effect" Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society Vol. 64 Iss. 11 (2017) p. 1286 - 1293
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