Aspects of the in vitro bioactivity and antimicrobial properties of Ag+- and Zn2+-exchanged 11 angstrom tobermorites
Coleman, Nichola J. (2009) Aspects of the in vitro bioactivity and antimicrobial properties of Ag+- and Zn2+-exchanged 11 angstrom tobermorites. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 20 (6). pp. 1347-1355. ISSN 0957-4530 (Print), 1573-4838 (Online)Full text not available from this repository.
11 angstrom tobermorite, Ca5Si6O16(OH)2 · 4H2O, is a layer lattice ion exchange mineral whose potential as a carrier for Ag+ and Zn2+ ions in antimicrobial, bioactive formulations has not yet been explored. In view of this, the in vitro bioactivity of Ag+- and Zn2+-exchanged 11 angstrom tobermorites and their bactericidal action against S. aureus and P. aeruginosa are reported. The in vitro bioactivity of the synthetic unsubstituted tobermorite phase was confirmed by the formation of bone-like hydroxycarbonate apatite (HCA) on its surface within 48 h of contact with simulated body fluid. The substitution of labile Ag+ ions into the tobermorite lattice delayed the onset of HCA-formation to 72 h; whereas, the Zn2+-substituted phase failed to elicit an HCA-layer within 14 days. Both Ag+- and Zn2+-exchanged tobermorite phases were found to exhibit marked antimicrobial action against S. aureus and P. aeruginosa, two common pathogens in biomaterial-centred infections.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||bone formation, ion-exchange, zinc, silver|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
|Last Modified:||29 Mar 2012 16:14|
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