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Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers (2018)
Journal Article
Al-Awady, M. J., Weldrick, P. J., Hardman, M. J., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(11), 2032-2044. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8qm00343b

We have developed and tested a novel functionalised nanocarrier for chlorhexidine (CHX) which provides a very strong enhancement of its antimicrobial action. The nanocarrier was based on lightly-cross-linked acrylate copolymer nanogel particles loade... Read More about Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers.

Enhanced antimicrobial effect of berberine in nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality (2017)
Journal Article
Al-Awady, M. J., Fauchet, A., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Enhanced antimicrobial effect of berberine in nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 5(38), 7885-7897. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tb02262j

We report a strong enhancement in the antimicrobial action of berberine encapsulated into polyacrylic acid-based nanogels followed by further surface functionalisation with a cationic polyelectrolyte (PDAC). Due to the highly developed surface area,... Read More about Enhanced antimicrobial effect of berberine in nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality.

Nanotoxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles towards microalgae and yeast: Role of the particle concentration, size and surface charge (2015)
Journal Article
Al-Awady, M. J., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2015). Nanotoxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles towards microalgae and yeast: Role of the particle concentration, size and surface charge. RSC advances, 5(46), 37044-37059. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra05577f

We studied the nanotoxicity of titania nanoparticles (TiO₂NPs) of various hydrodynamic diameters and crystallite sizes towards C. reinhardtii microalgae and S. cerevisiae (yeast) upon illumination with UV and visible light. The cell viability was ass... Read More about Nanotoxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles towards microalgae and yeast: Role of the particle concentration, size and surface charge.


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