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


This 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.
Author Patrycja Kurtycz (FMSE / DSMP)
Patrycja Kurtycz,,
- Division of Ceramic Materials and Polymers
, Ewa Karwowska (FEE / DB)
Ewa Karwowska,,
- Department of Biology
, Tomasz Ciach (FCPE / DBBE)
Tomasz Ciach,,
- Department of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
, Andrzej Olszyna (FMSE / DSMP)
Andrzej Olszyna,,
- Division of Ceramic Materials and Polymers
, Antoni Kunicki (FC / DCOC)
Antoni Kunicki,,
- Department Of Catalysis And Organometallic Chemistry
Journal seriesFibers and Polymers, ISSN 1229-9197
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishantibacterial, PLA, electrospinning, fiber mats, Al2O3-Ag
ASJC Classification2507 Polymers and Plastics; 1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1600 General Chemistry
Languageen angielski
Kurtycz P. (i in.) - Biodegradable polylactide (PLA)....pdf 732.71 KB
Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 13-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 13-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 17; WoS Citations = 16; GS Citations = 22.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 1.038; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.113 (2) - 2013=1.361 (5)
Citation count*22 (2020-09-04)
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Are you sure?