New Antivirals and Antibacterials Based on Silver Nanoparticles

Rosaria Ciriminna, Yael Albo, Mario Pagliaro

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Abstract The rediscovery of the medical uses of silver provides another noticeable example, this time at the interface of chemistry and medicine, of the real (and nonlinear) progress of scientific research. Several new silver-based antimicrobial products have thus been commercialized in the last two decades. Next-generation antibacterials and antivirals of broad scope, low toxicity and affordable cost, we argue in this study, will be based on microencapsulated Ag nanoparticles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1619-1623
Number of pages5
Issue number17
StatePublished - 2020


  • antibacterial agents
  • antiviral agents
  • microencapsulation
  • nanoparticles
  • silver
  • sol-gel


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