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Preparation of antibacterial temperature-sensitive silver-nanocomposite hydrogels from N-isopropylacrylamide with green tea

Preparation of antibacterial temperature-sensitive silver-nanocomposite hydrogels from N-isopropylacrylamide with green tea
Kokkarachedu Varaprasad, Tippabattini Jayaramudu, Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku, Jaehwan Kim, Hyun Chan Kim
This article reports the temperature-sensitive, green tea (GT)-based silver-nanocomposite hydrogels for bacterial growth inactivation. The temperature-sensitive hydrogels were prepared via free-radical polymerization using temperature-sensitive N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) monomer with GT as the hydrogel matrix. The nanocomposite hydrogels were encapsulated with silver ions via swelling method, which was later reduced to silver nanoparticles using Azadirachta indica leaf extract. The temperature-sensitive silver nanocomposite hydrogels were analyzed by using Fourier transforms infrared, UV–visible spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry–thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The prepared hydrogels exhibited higher phase volume transition temperature than the NIPAM. The inhibition zone study of the inactivation of bacteria on the developed hydrogels was carried out against Gram negative (Escherichia coli) and Gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus), which revealed that the prepared hydrogels are helpful for the inactivation of these bacteria due to the high stabilization of antibacterial properties of the silver nanoparticles. The developed hydrogels are promising for biomedical applications. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2017, 134, 45739.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/app.45739

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