Preparation of TEMPO-oxidized cellulose/amino acid/nanosilver biocomposite film and its antibacterial activity.

Novel biocomposite films were prepared by employing amino acid phenylalanine (Phe) or tryptophan (Try) functionalized TEMPO-oxidized cellulose (TOC) with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) produced in situ by reduction with silver nitrate and sodium borohydride via homogeneous and heterogeneous approaches. The as-prepared biocomposite films, i.e. TOC-Phe-AgNPs… CONTINUE READING