Bacterial cellulose–kaolin nanocomposites for application as biomedical wound healing materials

A1 Journal article (refereed)


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Publication Details

List of Authors: Dwi Wanna, Catharina Alam, Diana M Toivola, Parvez Alam
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Journal acronym: Adv. Nat. Sci.: Nanosci. Nanotechnol.
Volume number: 4
Issue number: 4
Start page: 1
End page: 4
eISSN: 2043-6262


Abstract

This short communication provides preliminary experimental details on the structure–property relationships of novel biomedical kaolin–bacterial cellulose nanocomposites. Bacterial cellulose is an effective binding agent for kaolin particles forming reticulated structures at kaolin–cellulose interfaces and entanglements when the cellulose fraction is sufficiently high. The mechanical performance of these materials hence improves with an increased fraction of bacterial cellulose, though this also causes the rate of blood clotting to decrease. These composites have combined potential as both short-term (kaolin) and long-term (bacterial cellulose) wound healing materials.


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