Biodegradable polylactide (PLA) fiber mats containing Al2O3-Ag nanopowder prepared by electrospinning technique - antibacterial properties
Patrycja Kurtycz , Ewa Karwowska , Tomasz Ciach , Andrzej Olszyna , Antoni Kunicki
AbstractThis article presents a non-complex method of producing biodegradable polylactide (PLA) fiber mats containing Al2O3-Ag nanopowder which display strong antimicrobial activities against E.coli and S. lutea. The method of preparing fiber mats was electrospinning. This article also gathers the results of the analysis of morphology and mechanical properties of both the Al2O3 nanopowder and the PLA-Al2O3/Ag fiber mats. The examination of the Al2O3 nanopowder was conducted with the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and surface area measurements (BET). The morphology of the PLAAl2O3/ Ag fiber mats was examined using SEM and TEM. The results of the study confirm the great potential of the electrospun PLA-Al2O3/Ag fiber mats for antibacterial application.
|Journal series||Fibers and Polymers, ISSN 1229-9197|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||antibacterial, PLA, electrospinning, fiber mats, Al2O3-Ag|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Score|| = 25.0, 13-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 30.0, 13-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 17; = 16; = 22.0; : 2013 = 1.038; : 2013 = 1.113 (2) - 2013=1.361 (5)|
|Citation count*||22 (2020-09-04)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.