Ag 2O 3 clathrate is a novel and effective antimicrobial agent

Saaya Ando, Tomosato Hioki, Takamichi Yamada, Naoshi Watanabe, Atsushi Higashitani

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Silver compounds and silver ions are used extensively in medical devices because of their wide-spectrum antimicrobial activity. In particular, nanoparticles of silver and silver (I) oxide show great promise for widespread usage in medical polymers and nanodrugs. Here, we demonstrate that a crystalline powder and a saturated aqueous solution of silver (III) oxide clathrate show much stronger antimicrobial activities and oxidative activities than silver (I) oxide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2928-2931
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar


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