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Production, stabilisation and characterisation of silver nanoparticles coated with bioactive polymers pluronic F68, PVP and PVA

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Autor(es):
Santos, Carolina A. ; Balcao, I, Victor M. ; Chaud, Marco V. ; Seckler, Marcelo Martins ; Rai, Mahendra ; Vila, Marta M. D. C.
Número total de Autores: 6
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: IET Nanobiotechnology; v. 11, n. 5, p. 552-556, AUG 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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The increasing and alarming panorama of bacterial infections and associated morbidities that occur during medical and hospital procedures makes the development of technologies that aid in controlling such bacterial infections of utmost importance. Recent studies have shown that formulations with metal nanoparticles exhibit good antibacterial properties against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Moreover, it was demonstrated that some biologically active polymeric materials, when applied in combination with chemical antimicrobial agents, enhance the therapeutic action of the latter. The research effort entertained herein aimed at the physico-chemical characterisation of silver nanoparticles obtained by chemical reduction, stabilised by bioactive polymers polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinylpyrrolidone, and further co-stabilised by pluronic F68. Scanning electron microscopy images of the nanoparticles produced, coated with different stabilisers, have shown that the chemical nature of the stabilisation effect promoted incorporation of pluronic in the nanoparticles and was closely related to an increase in the silver concentration in the nanoparticle samples obtained via energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The study described herein also shows that the nature of the stabiliser favours the interaction of pluronic F68 with samples containing silver nanoparticles. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/51933-9 - Síntese de nanopartículas de prata com atividade antimicrobiana superior, promovida pela sua estabilização por copolímeros bioativos da classe dos pluronic
Beneficiário:Carolina Alves dos Santos Pegoraro
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado