Master of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (MSBAE)
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The objective of this study was to synthesize and characterize antimicrobial, silver nanoparticles based self-assembling monolayer coatings, for use on chronic indwelling medical devices. The coatings are comprised of novel biomass mediated silver nano particles (SNP) that are biocompatible, highly concentrated, highly pure, cost-effective, polydispersed and compatible for use with existing chronic indwelling medical devices. The HPC SNPs were functionalized with an azide functional group and covalently bound to titanium substrates via ¨Dclick¡¬ chemistry.
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Hodges, Emily Ann, "Anti-microbial self-assembling "click" monolayers utilizing silver nanoparticles for indwelling medical devices" (2011). LSU Master's Theses. 995.