Antimicrobial activity of silver/starch/polyacrylamide nanocomposite.


A novel silver/starch/polyacrylamide nanocomposite hydrogel was prepared by grafting acrylamide onto starch in presence of silver nitrate by use of ammonium persulphate as an initiator and N,N-methylene-bisacrylamide as a crosslinking agent, then reducing the silver ions enclosed in the hydrogel structure to silver nanoparticles by treating the hydrogel… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.04.025