Physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of silver-doped hydroxyapatite collagen biocomposite

Physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of silver-doped hydroxyapatite collagen biocomposite

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Polymer Engineering and Science, Volume 57, Issue 6, p.537-545 (2017)

ISBN:

0032-3888

Abstract:

<p>Silver-doped hydroxyapatite (AgHAp) was prepared by co-precipitation method at room temperature. The obtained AgHAp was added in different amounts of collagen gel (AgHApC1 and AgHApC2). Afterward, the gel was lyophilized and the final AgHApC1 and AgHApC2 composite was achieved. The purity, crystallinity, and the phase composition of the AgHAp, AgHApC1, and AgHApC2 samples were evaluated by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The planes corresponding to the 2 values for hydroxyapatite were found in the three samples analyzed in agreement with the crystalline hydroxyapatite. In the Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra of AgHApC1 and AgHApC2 samples the peak characteristic to the presence of (2) phosphate mode at 472/cm was found. The peaks resulting from the (4) vibration of the P-O mode, (1) symmetric P-O stretching vibration and (3) P-O stretching vibration of PO43- were also evidenced in all the samples. The formation of agglomerated particles with uniform particle size was evidenced by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The uniform distribution of the constituent elements was evidenced by mapping analysis. Furthermore, the strong antibacterial activity of AgHAp, AgHApC1, and AgHApC2 samples against Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) and Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) bacterial strains was shown. The inhibition zone increased drastically with the increase of silver concentration. POLYM. ENG. SCI., 57:537-545, 2017. (c) 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers</p>