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Photochemical synthesis of biocompatible and antibacterial silver nanoparticles embedded within polyurethane polymers

S. Saez, C. Fasciani, K. G. Stamplecoskie, L. B.-P. Gagnon, T.-F. Mah, M. L. Marin, E. I. Alarcon and J.C. Scaiano, "Photochemical synthesis of biocompatible and antibacterial silver nanoparticles embedded within polyurethane polymers", Photochem.Photobiol. Sci. 14, 661-664, (2015).

Photochemical synthesis of biocompatible and antibacterial silver nanoparticles embedded within polyurethane polymers
In situ light initiated synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) was employed for AgNP incorporation within the polymeric matrices of medical grade polyurethane. The resulting materials showed improved antibacterial and antibiofilm activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa with negligible toxicity for human primary skin cells and erythrocytes.

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