Antimicrobial Applications of Clay Nanotube-Based Composites
AbstractHalloysite 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
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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.
Stavitskaya A, Batasheva S, Vinokurov V, Fakhrullina G, Sangarov V, Lvov Y, Fakhrullin R. Antimicrobial Applications of Clay Nanotube-Based Composites. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(5):708.Chicago/Turabian Style
Stavitskaya, Anna; Batasheva, Svetlana; Vinokurov, Vladimir; Fakhrullina, Gölnur; Sangarov, Vadim; Lvov, Yuri; Fakhrullin, Rawil. 2019. "Antimicrobial Applications of Clay Nanotube-Based Composites." Nanomaterials 9, no. 5: 708.
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