Bimetallic alginate nanocomposites: New antimicrobial biomaterials for biomedical application
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Pavlović, Vladimir B.
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Two bimetallic (Zn/Cu) alginate based nanocomposites, impregnated with carbonate or phosphate mineral phase, were prepared by a facile procedure. Mineralized samples exhibited different morphologies and properties when compared to the non-mineralized sample. Antimicrobial testing against Escherichia coil, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans showed that mineralized samples are more efficient than non-mineralized in elimination of microorganisms. The results of this study suggest that bimetallic mineralized alginates could be potentially used as affordable, easy to produce antimicrobial materials.
Keywords:Zinc / Copper / Alginate / Biomaterials / Nanocomposites / Antimicrobial activity
Source:Materials Letters, 2018, 212, 32-36
- Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam
Funding / projects:
- info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/45019/RS// (RS-45019)
- info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Technological Development (TD or TR)/31035/RS// (RS-31035)