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Davy-Louis Versace, Julien Ramier, Daniel Grande, Samir Abbad Andaloussi, Pierre Dubot, Nelly Hobeika, Jean-Pierre Malval, Jacques Lalevee, Estelle Renard and Valerie Langlois Versatile Photochemical Surface Modification of Biopolyester Microfibrous Scaffolds with Photogenerated Silver Nanoparticles for Antibacterial Activity Advanced Healthcare Materials 2

Article first published online: 8 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201200269

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Silver-containing PHBHV-g-PMAA microfibrous scaffolds with antibacterial activity are successfully engineered according to a sustainable “green chemistry” approach. It relies on a two-step procedure: UV photografting of poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA) in aqueous media from the surface of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBHV) fibers via a “grafting from” method, followed by the complexation of the in situ photogenerated silver nanoparticles immobilized by carboxyl groups from tethered PMAA chains.

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