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Silver nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials

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14718 1242 2009 8 PDF Available
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Silver nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials
Abstract

Silver has been in use since time immemorial in the form of metallic silver, silver nitrate, silver sulfadiazine for the treatment of burns, wounds and several bacterial infections. But due to the emergence of several antibiotics the use of these silver compounds has been declined remarkably. Nanotechnology is gaining tremendous impetus in the present century due to its capability of modulating metals into their nanosize, which drastically changes the chemical, physical and optical properties of metals. Metallic silver in the form of silver nanoparticles has made a remarkable comeback as a potential antimicrobial agent. The use of silver nanoparticles is also important, as several pathogenic bacteria have developed resistance against various antibiotics. Hence, silver nanoparticles have emerged up with diverse medical applications ranging from silver based dressings, silver coated medicinal devices, such as nanogels, nanolotions, etc.

Keywords
Silver; Nanotechnology; Silver nanoparticles; Antimicrobial agent
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biotechnology Advances - Volume 27, Issue 1, January–February 2009, Pages 76–83
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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