Preparation of Biodegradable Polymer/Silver Nanoparticles Composite and Its Antibacterial Efficacy

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Biodegradable poly(ethylene oxide) nanofibers containing silver nanoparticles were successfully prepared by the electrospinning without the further reduction process which could cause the damages of nanofibers. Transmission electron microscopy showed that the silver nanoparticles were dispersed in poly(ethylene oxide) nanofibers without aggregation. This facile process would be the effective method to prepare the silver nanoparticles/polymer nanocomposites. Moreover, the silver nanoparticles embedded in the poly(ethylene oxide) nanofibers were responsible for the antibacterial activities against Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae, respectively. Therefore, it is expected that the silver nanoparticles/poly(ethylene oxide) nanocomposites can be used for practical applications as the biomaterial.

Keywords: ANTIBACTERIAL EFFICACY; ELECTROSPINNING; SILVER NANOPARTICLES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2009.C096

Publication date: February 1, 2009

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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