Bio-inspired Polydopamine Treatment and Nanosilver Formation for Antibacterial Uses

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In the study, we employed the mussels’ glue component—dopamine and its excellent reducing ability toward silver ions, to create a novel antibacterial effect on a facial mask surface so as not to add harmful antiseptics and preservatives. Since the methods to prepare polydopamine-treated surfaces and then to reduce silver nanoparticles have been reported, however, most of those methods unable to reveal suitable processing conditions and additives limit their particle uses. We provide a novel and high-throughput process.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Biotech, Biomaterials and Biomedical: TechConnect Briefs 2015
Published: June 14, 2015
Pages: 259 - 262
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Medical & Biotech
Topics: Biomaterials
ISBN: 978-1-4987-4729-5