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Biomaterials Chapter 5

Bio-inspired Polydopamine Treatment and Nanosilver Formation for Antibacterial Uses

Y.-H. Chiu, M.-C. Li, K.-M. Wu, Y.-C. Chung
National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

pp. 259 - 262

Keywords: bio-inspired, polydopamine, nanosilver, antibacterial

In the study, we employed the mussels’ glue component—dopamine and its excellent reducing ability toward silver ions, to create a novel antibacterial effect on a facial mask surface so as not to add harmful antiseptics and preservatives. Since the methods to prepare polydopamine-treated surfaces and then to reduce silver nanoparticles have been reported, however, most of those methods unable to reveal suitable processing conditions and additives limit their particle uses. We provide a novel and high-throughput process.