2D Ag Ion-Loaded Anionic Nanosheets for Polymer-Based Film with Durable Antibacterial Activities
Silver (Ag) has been demonstrated to have excellent performance to kill bacteria, fungi, and some viruses because it can release positively charged Ag ions with highly antibacterial and antifungal activities. However, effectively controlling the slow release of Ag ions is the key to preparing high-performance Ag-based antibacterial agents, which remains a challenge. In this work, we have developed a new Ag-based antibacterial agent composed of Ag ions loaded on 2D anionic 2D Sb3P2O143- nanosheets (denoted as Ag-Sb3P2O14). 2D anionic nanosheets not only adsorb a large amount of Ag ions but also control their slow release through electrostatic interaction between nanosheets and Ag ions. 2D Ag-Sb3P2O14 nanofillers enable excellent high antibacterial activities for the poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) film composites against microorganisms including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Moreover, the PVDF membrane with 5 wt % 2D Ag-Sb3P2O14 nanofillers can kill almost all bacterial after 50 times washing, demonstrating its excellent durable antibacterial activities. This work opens up a new and promising route to durable Ag-based antibacterial agents for polymer-based composites.
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