By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Vinyl Compounds is now available. According to news reporting from Raleigh, North Carolina, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Novel hybrid nanomaterials have been developed for antimicrobial applications. Here we introduce a green route to produce antibacterial nanofiber mats loaded with silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs, 25 nm diameter) enveloped in chitosan after reduction with glucose."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from North Carolina State University, "The nanofiber mats were obtained from colloidal dispersions of chitosan-based Ag-NPs blended with polyvinyl alcohol. Nanofibers (150 nm average diameter and narrow size distribution) were obtained by electrospinning and cross-linked with glutaraldhyde. The effect of crosslinking on the release of silver was studied by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Antimicrobial activity was studied by the viable cell-counting; mats loaded with silver and control samples (chitosan/PVA) with different degrees of cross-linking were compared for their effectiveness in reducing or halting the growth of aerobic bacteria."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The results showed superior properties and synergistic antibacterial effects by combining chitosan with Ag-NPs."
For more information on this research see: Antimicrobial wound dressing nanofiber mats from multicomponent (chitosan/silver-NPs/polyvinyl alcohol) systems. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2014;100():166-178. Carbohydrate Polymers can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Carbohydrate Polymers - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405871)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.M. Abdelgawad, North Carolina State University, Dept. of Forest Biomat & Chem & Biomol Engn, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States. Additional authors for this research include S.M. Hudson and O.J. Rojas (see also Vinyl Compounds).
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