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The in situ synthesis of silver nanoclusters inside a bacterial cellulose hydrogel for antibacterial applications

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Abstract

An antibacterial Ag nanocluster-based hydrogel (Ag NC@BC) is prepared by the in situ formation of Ag NCs on the nanofibers of a natural bacterial-cellulose (BC) hydrogel. The Ag NC@BC exhibits superior, broad-spectrum antimicrobial performance against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and has a long-acting bactericidal efficacy compared to pristine Ag NCs due to its controlled-release feature for Ag species. Moreover, this fabricated hydrogel also possesses excellent biocompatibility. All of these advantages of Ag NC@BC endow it with great potentials in battling bacterial infections.

Graphical abstract: The in situ synthesis of silver nanoclusters inside a bacterial cellulose hydrogel for antibacterial applications

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Submitted
10 Jan 2020
Accepted
02 Mar 2020
First published
02 Mar 2020

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

The in situ synthesis of silver nanoclusters inside a bacterial cellulose hydrogel for antibacterial applications

Y. Liu, S. Wang, Z. Wang, Q. Yao, S. Fang, X. Zhou, X. Yuan and J. Xie, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0TB00073F

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