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|標題:||Characterization and biocompatibility of chitosan nanocomposites||作者:||Hsu, S.H.
|Project:||Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces||期刊/報告no：:||Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces, Volume 85, Issue 2, Page(s) 198-206.||摘要:||
Chitosan nanocomposites were prepared from chitosan and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) or silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) of similar to 5 nm size. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed the NPs in chitosan did not aggregate until higher concentrations (120-240 ppm). Atomic force microscopy (AFM) demonstrated that the nanocrystalline domains on chitosan surface were more evident upon addition of AuNPs (60 ppm) or AgNPs (120 ppm). Both nanocomposites showed greater elastic modulus, higher glass transition temperature (T(g)) and better cell proliferation than the pristine chitosan. Additionally, chitosan-Ag nanocomposites had antibacterial ability against Staphylococcus aureus. The potential of chitosan-Au nanocomposites as hemostatic wound dressings was evaluated in animal (rat) studies. Chitosan-Au was found to promote the repair of skin wound and hemostasis of severed hepatic portal vein. This study indicated that a small amount of NPs could induce significant changes in the physicochemical properties of chitosan, which may increase its biocompatibility and potential in wound management. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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