Publication Type Journal Article
Title Silver(I) Coordination Polymers Immobilized into Biopolymer Films for Antimicrobial Applications
Authors Tiago A. Fernandes Ines F. M. Costa Paula Jorge Ana Catarina Sousa Vânia André Nuno Cerca A Kirillov
Year 2021
Month March
Volume 13
Number 11
Pages 12836-12844
Abstract This study describes a template-mediated self-assembly synthesis, full characterization, and structural features of two new silver-based bioactive coordination polymers (CPs) and their immobilization into acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (ESOA) biopolymer films for antimicrobial applications. The 3D silver(I) CPs [Ag-4(mu(8)-H(2)pma)(2)](n)center dot 4nH(2)O (1) and [Ag-5(mu(6)-H(0.5)tma)(2)(H2O)(4)] (n)center dot 2nH(2)O (2) were generated from AgNO3 and pyromellitic (H(4)pma) or trimesic (H(3)tma) acid, also using N,N -dimethylethanolamine (Hdmea) as a template. Both 1 and 2 feature the intricate 3D layer-pillared structures driven by distinct polycarboxylate blocks. Topological analysis revealed binodal nets with the flu and tcj/hc topology in 1 and 2, respectively. These CPs were used for fabricating new hybrid materials, namely, by doping the [ESOA](n) biopolymer films with very low amounts of 1 and 2 (0.05, 0.1, and 0.5\%). Their antimicrobial activity and ability to impair bacterial biofilm formation were investigated in detail against both Gram-positive (Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli) bacteria. Both silver(I) CPs and derived biopolymer films showed activity against all the tested bacteria in a concentration-dependent manner. Compound 1 exhibited a more pronounced activity, especially in preventing biofilm growth, with mean bacterial load reductions ranging from 3.7 to 4.3 log against the four bacteria (99.99\% bacterial eradication). The present work thus opens up antibiofilm applications of CP-doped biopolymers, providing new perspectives and very promising results for the design of functional biomaterials.
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ISSN 1944-8244
EISSN 1944-8252
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Bibtex ID ISI:000634759500022
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