Fauze Ahmad Aouada

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OBJECTIVES The use of chitosan nanoparticles (CNPs) in endodontics is of interest due to their antibiofilm properties. This study was to investigate the ability of bioactive CNPs to remove the smear layer and inhibit bacterial recolonization on dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred bovine dentin sections were divided into five groups (n = 20 per(More)
In this work the preparation of chitosan nanoparticle was investigated using methacrylic acid in different conditions and studied by particle size analyzer, zeta-potential, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The particle size was dependent on the chitosan(More)
In this work, we synthesized a novel series of hydrogels composed of polyacrylamide (PAAm), methylcellulose (MC), and calcic montmorillonite (MMt) appropriate for the controlled release of fertilizers, where the components presented a synergistic effect, giving very high fertilizer loading in their structure. The synthesized hydrogel was characterized in(More)
The main objective of this article was to report a simple, fast, and low cost strategy for the synthesis of micro- and nanocomposites by adding cellulose nanofibers, obtained by acid hydrolysis, and added to hydrogels as reinforcing agents. Specifically, when cellulose nanofibers were added to hydrogels, morphologic analyses showed significant decreases in(More)
Silver nanoparticles have high temperature stability and low volatility, and at the nanoscale are known to be an effective antifungal and antimicrobial agent. The present investigation involves the synthesis of silver nanoparticle/carboxymethylcellulose nanocomposites. The nanoparticles synthesised in this study had sizes in the range of 100 and 40 nm. The(More)
One of the overall goals of industries is to use packages that do not cause environmental problems at disposal time, but that have the same properties as the conventional ones. The goal of this study is to synthesize edible films based on hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) with guava puree and chitosan (CS) nanoparticles. This was divided into two stages,(More)
Clay-loaded hydrogels have been arousing great interest from researchers and academics due to their unique properties and broad applicability range. Here we developed hydrogel-based nanocomposites intended for slow/controlled release of macro- and micronutrients into independent or concurrent systems. The produced nanocomposites underwent a hydrolysis(More)
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