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

Dwi Wanna, Parvez Alam, Diana Toivola, Catharina Alam

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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.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1–4
JournalAdvances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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