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AuthorAugustine, Robin
AuthorHasan, Anwarul
AuthorYadu Nath, V K
AuthorThomas, Jince
AuthorAugustine, Anitha
AuthorKalarikkal, Nandakumar
AuthorMoustafa, Ala-Eddin Al
AuthorThomas, Sabu
Available date2019-10-16T06:29:54Z
Publication Date2018-11-01
Publication NameJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
CitationAugustine, R., Hasan, A., Yadu Nath, V.K. et al. J Mater Sci: Mater Med (2018) 29: 163.
AbstractElectrospun membranes have the potential to act as an effective barrier for wounds from the external environment to prevent pathogens. In addition, materials with good antibacterial properties can effectively fight off the invading pathogens. In this paper, we report the development of a novel electrospun polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) membrane containing biosynthesized silver nanoparticle (bAg) for wound dressing applications. Plant extract from a medicinal plant Mimosa pudica was utilized for the synthesis of bAg. Synthesized bAg were characterized by Ultraviolet-Visible (UV) Spectroscopy and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The morphology of bAg was obtained from Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and found that they were spherical in morphology with average particle size 7.63 ± 1.2 nm. bAg nanoparticles incorporated PVA membranes were characterized using several physicochemical techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis. Experimental results confirmed the successful incorporation of bAg in PVA fibers. PVA nanofiber membranes incorporated with bAg showed good mechanical strength, excellent exudate uptake capacity, antibacterial activity, blood compatibility and cytocompatibility.
SponsorThis article was made possible by the NPRP9-144-3-021 grant funded by Qatar national Research Fund (a part of Qatar Foundation). The statements made here are totally responsibility of authors.
PublisherSpringer Verlag
SubjectElectrospun membranes, biosynthesized silver nanoparticle, wound dressing applications
TitleElectrospun polyvinyl alcohol membranes incorporated with green synthesized silver nanoparticles for wound dressing applications.
Issue Number11
Volume Number29

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