@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15222,
	  title     = {Preparation and Antibacterial Properties of Ag+-Exchanged Tobermorite-Chitosan Films},
	  author    = {Andrew P. Hurt and  George J. Vine and  Samantha E. Booth and  Nichola J. Coleman},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Silver-exchanged zeolites and clays are used in
polymer composites to confer broad-spectrum antimicrobial
properties on a range of functional materials. Tobermorite is a layer
lattice mineral whose potential as a carrier for Ag+ ions in
antibacterial composites has not yet been investigated. Accordingly,
in this study, synthetic tobermorite was ion-exchanged with 10 wt%
silver ions and the resulting material was incorporated into a
composite film with chitosan. Chitosan is a biocompatible,
biodegradable derivative of chitin, a polysaccharide obtained from
the shells of crustaceans. The solvent-cast Ag+-exchanged
tobermorite-chitosan films were found to exhibit antimicrobial action
against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas
	    journal   = {International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {12},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {1160 - 1163},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15222},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/72},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 72, 2012},