Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.21351
Title: Fabrication of nanofibers with antimicrobial functionality used as filters: Protection against bacterial contaminants
Authors: Lala, N.L. 
Ramaseshan, R. 
Bojun, L. 
Sundarrajan, S. 
Barhate, R.S. 
Liu, Y.-J.
Ramakrishna, S. 
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity
Nanofibers
Silver nanoparticles
UV-irradiation
Issue Date: 15-Aug-2007
Citation: Lala, N.L., Ramaseshan, R., Bojun, L., Sundarrajan, S., Barhate, R.S., Liu, Y.-J., Ramakrishna, S. (2007-08-15). Fabrication of nanofibers with antimicrobial functionality used as filters: Protection against bacterial contaminants. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 97 (6) : 1357-1365. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.21351
Abstract: A comparative study of antimicrobial activity is done using three different electrospun nanofibers namely - CA, PAN, and PVC used as control and with various amounts of AgNO3 being treated with UV-irradiation leading to the enhancement of silver nanoparticles. DMF is used as the common solvent which helps to undergo spontaneous slow reduction at room temperature to form silver nanoparticles followed by UV-irradiation using a 400 W source. The time required for the formation of silver nanoparticles is short and they are more or less well dispersed with few such aggregates. The presence of silver nanoparticles is confirmed using various characterization techniques. The antimicrobial activity is studied using nanofibers with fabricated functionality. © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Source Title: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/85195
ISSN: 00063592
DOI: 10.1002/bit.21351
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