Ag2 O3 clathrate is a novel and effective antimicrobial agent
Silver compounds and silver ions are used extensively in medical devices because of their wide-spectrum antimicrobial activity. In particular, nanoparticles of silver and silver (I) oxide show great promise for widespread usage in medical polymers and nanodrugs. Here, we demonstrate that a crystalline powder and a saturated aqueous solution of silver (III) oxide clathrate show much stronger antimicrobial activities and oxidative activities than silver (I) oxide.
- Ag2O3 clathrate is a novel and effective antimicrobial agent
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Journal of Materials Science
Volume 47, Issue 6 , pp 2928-2931
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- 1. Miyagi Prefectural Sendai Daini Senior High School, 1, Yodomibashi-Dori, Kawauchi, Aoba-Ku, Sendai, 980-8631, Japan
- 2. Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-Ku, Sendai, 980-8577, Japan