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

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Publikationens författare: Dwi Wanna, Catharina Alam, Diana M Toivola, Parvez Alam
Förläggare: IOP Publishing
Publiceringsår: 2013
Tidskrift: Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Tidskriftsakronym: Adv. Nat. Sci.: Nanosci. Nanotechnol.
Volym: 4
Nummer: 4
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 1
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 4
eISSN: 2043-6262


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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