Title page for ETD etd-07062011-120910


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hodges, Emily Ann
URN etd-07062011-120910
Title Anti-microbial Self-Assembling “Click” Monolayers utilizing Silver Nanoparticles for Indwelling Medical Devices
Degree Master of Science in Biological & Agricultural Engineering (M.S.B.A.E.)
Department Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hayes, Daniel Committee Chair
Monroe, W. Todd Committee Member
Pojman, John A. Committee Member
Keywords
  • coatings; thin film; biocompatibility; surface tre
Date of Defense 2011-06-28
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The objective of this study was to synthesize and characterize antimicrobial, silver nanoparticles based self-assembling monolayer coatings, for use on chronic indwelling medical devices. The coatings are comprised of novel biomass mediated silver nano particles (SNP) that are biocompatible, highly concentrated, highly pure, cost-effective, polydispersed and compatible for use with existing chronic indwelling medical devices. The HPC SNPs were functionalized with an azide functional group and covalently bound to titanium substrates via ¨Dclickˇ¬ chemistry.
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