Preparation of antibacterial waterborne polyurethane/silver nanocomposite

Chein I. Wu, Jiann Wen Huang, Ya Lan Wena, Shaw Bing Wen, Yun Hwei Shen, Mou Yung Yeh

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Stable aqueous dispersions of silver (Ag) nanoparticles were prepared by reducing silver nitrate solutions with sodium borohydride (NaBH4) in the presence of waterborne polyurethane as a stabilizing agent. WPU/Ag nanocomposites were obtained after evaporating water. Transmission electron microscope (TEM) shows nanoscale Ag particles are well dispersed in WPU matrix at a lower concentration, while particles exhibit a little aggregation at a higher concentration. UV-visible spectra, X-ray powder diffraction, and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) confirm the existence of Ag particle in WPU matrix. TheWPU/Ag composite films show good antibiotic ability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1231-1235
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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