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.
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