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Materials 2011, 4(2), 355-367; doi:10.3390/ma4020355
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In vitro Biocompatibility of New Silver(I) Coordination Compound Coated-Surfaces for Dental Implant Applications

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Received: 4 January 2011; in revised form: 19 January 2011 / Accepted: 24 January 2011 / Published: 28 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dental Biomaterials)
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Abstract: Biofilm formation on implant materials causes a common problem: resistance to aggressive pharmacological agents as well as host defenses. Therefore, to reduce bacterial adhesion to implant surfaces we propose to use silver(I) coordination networks as it is known that silver is the most powerful antimicrobial inorganic agent. As a model surface, self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold Au(111) was used to permit permanent attachment of our silver(I) coordination networks. The surface coatings showed typical nano-structured surfaces with a good biocompatibility for soft-tissue integration with fibroblast cells.
Keywords: silver; cytotoxicity; biocompatibility silver; cytotoxicity; biocompatibility
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Brunetto, P.S.; Slenters, T.V.; Fromm, K.M. In vitro Biocompatibility of New Silver(I) Coordination Compound Coated-Surfaces for Dental Implant Applications. Materials 2011, 4, 355-367.

AMA Style

Brunetto PS, Slenters TV, Fromm KM. In vitro Biocompatibility of New Silver(I) Coordination Compound Coated-Surfaces for Dental Implant Applications. Materials. 2011; 4(2):355-367.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Brunetto, Priscilla S.; Slenters, Tünde Vig; Fromm, Katharina M. 2011. "In vitro Biocompatibility of New Silver(I) Coordination Compound Coated-Surfaces for Dental Implant Applications." Materials 4, no. 2: 355-367.


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