Preparation, characterization, and antibacterial activity of organo-sepiolite/chitosan/silver bionanocomposites

Şafaklı, Akif
Bionanocomposites with different loadings of silver (Ag) were prepared via synthesis of Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) using the wet chemical reduction method in the lamellar space layer of the organo-sepiolite/chitosan (O-SEP/CS). The prepared O-SEP/CS/Ag bionanocomposites were characterized using various analysis methods for their structure, morphology, and optical properties. The characteristic absorption bands from the UV-visible absorption spectrum confirmed the formation of AgNPs. The antibacterial activities of O-SEP/CS/Ag bionanocomposites were investigated against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria using the disc diffusion method. The results suggest that O-SEP/CS/Ag bionanocomposites can be useful in wide range of bio-medical applications because of high antibacterial activity.

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N. TEKİN, A. Şafaklı, F. BUDAK, and A. KARA, “Preparation, characterization, and antibacterial activity of organo-sepiolite/chitosan/silver bionanocomposites,” JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE PART A-PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 403–410, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: