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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(1), 4; doi:10.3390/nano7010004

On the Use of the Electrospinning Coating Technique to Produce Antimicrobial Polyhydroxyalkanoate Materials Containing In Situ-Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles

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Novel Materials and Nanotechnology Group, IATA-CSIC, 46980 Valencia, Spain
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Polymers and Advanced Materials Group (PIMA), Universitat Jaume I, 12071 Castellón, Spain
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Received: 24 October 2016 / Revised: 15 December 2016 / Accepted: 15 December 2016 / Published: 29 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multifunctional Polymer-Based Nanocomposites)
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Electro-hydrodynamic processing, comprising electrospraying and electrospinning techniques, has emerged as a versatile technology to produce nanostructured fiber-based and particle-based materials. In this work, an antimicrobial active multilayer system comprising a commercial polyhydroxyalkanoate substrate (PHA) and an electrospun PHA coating containing in situ-stabilized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was successfully developed and characterized in terms of morphology, thermal, mechanical, and barrier properties. The obtained materials reduced the bacterial population of Salmonella enterica below the detection limits at very low silver loading of 0.002 ± 0.0005 wt %. As a result, this study provides an innovative route to generate fully renewable and biodegradable materials that could prevent microbial outbreaks in food packages and food contact surfaces. View Full-Text
Keywords: electro-hydrodynamic processing; foodborne pathogens; metal nanoparticles; biopolyesters electro-hydrodynamic processing; foodborne pathogens; metal nanoparticles; biopolyesters
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Castro-Mayorga, J.L.; Fabra, M.J.; Cabedo, L.; Lagaron, J.M. On the Use of the Electrospinning Coating Technique to Produce Antimicrobial Polyhydroxyalkanoate Materials Containing In Situ-Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 4.

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