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Interfacial Nanoparticle Complexation of Oppositely Charged Nanocelluloses into Functional Filaments with Conductive, Drug Release, or Antimicrobial Property

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posted on 20.12.2019, 19:50 by Kaitao Zhang, Sry D. Hujaya, Topias Järvinen, Panpan Li, Topias Kauhanen, Mysore V. Tejesvi, Krisztian Kordas, Henrikki Liimatainen
Construction of colloidal nanoparticles (NPs) into advanced functional nanocomposites and hybrids with the predesigned hierarchical structure and high-performance is attractive, especially for natural biological nanomaterials, such as proteins and polysaccharides. Herein, a simple and sustainable approach called interfacial NP complexation (INC) was applied to construct diverse functional (conductive, drug-loaded, or antimicrobial) nanocomposite filaments from oppositely charged colloidal nanocelluloses. By incorporating different additives during the INC process, including multiwalled carbon nanotube, an antitumor drug (doxorubicin hydrochloride), and metal (silver) NPs (Ag NPs), high-performance functional continuous filaments were synthesized, and their potential applications in electronics, drug delivery, and antimicrobial materials were investigated, respectively. This novel INC method based on charged colloidal NPs opens new avenues for building various functional filaments for a diversity of end uses.