Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 2, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

Thiazolium-derivative functionalized silver nanocomposites for suppressing bacterial resistance and eradicating biofilms

Author affiliations

Abstract

Commercial antibiotic therapies are becoming less efficient due to the emergence of bacterial resistance and the formation of bacterial biofilms. The design and development of novel antibacterial agents with efficient anti-biofilm/antibacterial activity and without bacterial resistance is becoming crucial. Herein, a series of poly(5-(2-ethyl acrylate)-4-methylthiazole-g-butyl) functionalized silver nanocomposites (PATA-C4@AgNPs) was synthesized, and their antimicrobial/anti-biofilm activity and biocompatibility were systematically evaluated. The multivalent cationic nanocomposites possessed strong antibacterial activity against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria without the emergence of bacterial resistance. The PATA-C4@AgNPs were found to disrupt the bacterial membrane and inhibit enzymatic activity. Importantly, these nanocomposites effectively eradicated over 60% of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) biofilms at a low concentration of 16.7 μg mL−1. Furthermore, these nanocomposites showed selectivity for eliminating bacteria over human cells, thus avoiding cytotoxicity. The results demonstrated that these simple synthetic nanocomposites have great promise for applications in preventing bacterial infections.

Graphical abstract: Thiazolium-derivative functionalized silver nanocomposites for suppressing bacterial resistance and eradicating biofilms

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 29 Aug 2017, accepted on 10 Dec 2017 and first published on 11 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03251J
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 1316-1325
  •   Request permissions

    Thiazolium-derivative functionalized silver nanocomposites for suppressing bacterial resistance and eradicating biofilms

    X. Dai, Y. Zhao, J. Li, S. Li, R. Lei, X. Chen, X. Zhang and C. Li, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 1316
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03251J

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements