Silver Nanoparticles Coated Membrane Scaffolds and Fabric Materials as a New Generation of Antiviral Surface Protection Against COVID-19ECS Transactions (ECS Trans.) (2022)
The current COVID-19 outbreak continues to pique the curiosity of researchers from all disciplines. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in terms of masks and gloves are essential for moving the battle out. Developing a highly efficient PPE is crucial, not only to reduce the spread of virus, but also to protect people who work at the frontline. Here, we tested the potential effect of silver nanoparticles as antiviral agents based on their unique properties. When compared to imitative antivirals, elemental silver nanoparticles could attack many virus sites, reducing the likelihood of the virus developing resistance. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized and loaded on cellulose membrane scaffolds, polyvinyl alcohol polymer dressings, and mask fabrics. The new generation of fiber mats have been thoroughly described and tested against SARS-CoV-2 virus using Docking molecular modeling. SEM, FT-IR, UV-Vis, and DLS were used to identify the shape and estimate the particle size of the embedded nanoparticles.
Publication DateSpring 2022
Citation InformationHaitham F. Kalil. "Silver Nanoparticles Coated Membrane Scaffolds and Fabric Materials as a New Generation of Antiviral Surface Protection Against COVID-19" ECS Transactions (ECS Trans.) Vol. 108 Iss. 37 (2022)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/haitham-kalil/23/