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Development of a polystyrene sulfonate/silver nanocomposite with self-healing properties for biomaterial applications

  • Girard, Jérôme Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Brunetto, Priscilla S. Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Braissant, Olivier Biomechanics & Calorimetry Center Basel/Pharmazentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Rajacic, Zarko Infection Biology, Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  • Khanna, Nina Infection Biology, Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  • Landmann, Regine Infection Biology, Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  • Daniels, Alma U. Biomechanics & Calorimetry Center Basel/Pharmazentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Fromm, Katharina M. Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    2013
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  • Comptes Rendus Chimie. - 2013, vol. 16, no. 6, p. 550–556
English A silver polystyrene sulfonate polyelectrolyte was synthesized, showing a spontaneous reduction of silver ions to silver nanoparticles over a period of approximately 1 month. A follow-up of the nanoparticle formation via scanning electron microscopy (SEM) reveals migration of the nanoparticles towards the cracks of the polymer over time, leading to a self-healing process of the nanocomposite. Antibacterial tests show excellent antibacterial activity of our compound, which allows us to use this compound e.g. for external medical applications.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Chimie
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  • English
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Chemistry
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