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Review of modified zeolites by surfactant and silver as antibacterial agents

Mad Salim, Mashitah and Nik Malek, Nik Ahmad Nizam (2017) Review of modified zeolites by surfactant and silver as antibacterial agents. Journal of Advanced Research in Materials Science, 36 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2289-7992


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The emergence of the bacterial resistance towards current used antibiotics and antibacterial agents trigger scientists and researchers to develop new or improved antibacterial agents. Zeolite can be used as a reservoir material of the antibacterial agents of cationic surfactant or silver ions, providing their gradual released and resulting in a sustained antibacterial action on the infected sites topically or applying as a coating material for medical devices. These materials can be a promising candidate in pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. This paper reviewed the development of the surfactant modified zeolites and silver loaded zeolites as the antibacterial agents in terms of their advantages and setbacks as the antibacterial agents.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Zeolite, Surfactant, Silver, Antibacterial agent
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:80433
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:22 May 2019 06:44
Last Modified:22 May 2019 06:44

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