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Facile synthesis of silver@graphene oxide nanocomposites and their enhanced antibacterial properties

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Abstract

Uniform and water-soluble Ag@reduced graphene oxide (Ag@rGO) nanocomposites can be prepared by a facile approach in the absence of additional reductants, which display much better antibacterial properties than that of pure silver nanoparticles synthesized by microwave irradiation, and an equivalent antibacterial effect in comparison with that of the general antibacterial drug ampicillin. Their skin irritation tests with the use of rat models are taken in order to explore the toxicity of this nanocomposite, which confirm that no oedema or erythema appears on the injured rat skin after exposure to the as-prepared Ag@rGO nanocomposites.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of silver@graphene oxide nanocomposites and their enhanced antibacterial properties

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The article was received on 07 Oct 2010, accepted on 04 Jan 2011 and first published on 10 Feb 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03376F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 4593-4597
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    Facile synthesis of silver@graphene oxide nanocomposites and their enhanced antibacterial properties

    W. Xu, L. Zhang, J. Li, Y. Lu, H. Li, Y. Ma, W. Wang and S. Yu, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 4593
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03376F

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