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Antimicrobial Applications of Clay Nanotube-Based Composites

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Functional Aluminosilicate Nanomaterials Lab, Gubkin University, 119991 Moscow, Russian Federation
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Bionanotechnology Lab, Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, Kazan Federal University, 420008 Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation
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Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71270, USA
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(5), 708; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9050708
Received: 16 April 2019 / Revised: 28 April 2019 / Accepted: 30 April 2019 / Published: 7 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotubes for Health, Environment and Cultural Heritages)
Halloysite nanotubes with different outer surface/inner lumen chemistry (SiO2/Al2O3) are natural objects with a 50 nm diameter hollow cylindrical structure, which are able to carry functional compounds both inside and outside. They are promising for biological applications where their drug loading capacity combined with a low toxicity ensures the safe interaction of these nanomaterials with living cells. In this paper, the antimicrobial properties of the clay nanotube-based composites are reviewed, including applications in microbe-resistant biocidal textile, paints, filters, and medical formulations (wound dressings, drug delivery systems, antiseptic sprays, and tissue engineering scaffolds). Though halloysite-based antimicrobial materials have been widely investigated, their application in medicine needs clinical studies. This review suggests the scalable antimicrobial nano/micro composites based on natural tubule clays and outlines research and development perspectives in the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: antimicrobial composites; halloysite; clay nanotubes; biofouling; microbiology antimicrobial composites; halloysite; clay nanotubes; biofouling; microbiology
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Stavitskaya, A.; Batasheva, S.; Vinokurov, V.; Fakhrullina, G.; Sangarov, V.; Lvov, Y.; Fakhrullin, R. Antimicrobial Applications of Clay Nanotube-Based Composites. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 708.

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