Nitrogen Doped Carbon-Dot Embedded Poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) Composite Films for Potential Use in Food Packing Industry and Wound Dressing


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ŞAHİNER M., Ari B., Ram M. K., ŞAHİNER N.

JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES SCIENCE, vol.6, no.9, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/jcs6090260
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: fluorescence film composite, carbon dot, antimicrobial film, hemocompatible, food packing, wound dressing, QUANTUM DOTS, BIOCOMPATIBILITY
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Here, nitrogen-doped carbon dots (N-doped CDs) were synthesized by the hydrothermal method embedded within poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) ((PLGA)) films at different amounts. The N-doped CDs (or CD) that possess fluorescence properties also have antimicrobial properties against S. aureus and E. coli microorganisms, determined by the disc diffusion method with 19 +/- 2 and 18 +/- 1 mm zone diameters, respectively. The CD embedded PLGA films (CD@PLGA) with different CD contents revealed an increased fluorescence intensity with the increased amount of CD. Moreover, the antibacterial potency of 50% CD containing PLGA (50-CD@PLGA) films (by weight) against S. aureus and E. coli microorganisms was examined and the zone diameters were found to be 14 +/- 1 and 13 +/- 1 mm, respectively. In addition, CD release studies from different amounts of CD (2.5-50 by weight) containing composite films showed that 50-CD@PLGA film released 127 +/- 16 mg/g CD dots, which is 38 +/- 5% of the embedded CDs in about 12 days, suggesting their potential application in food packing and wound dressing. Moreover, all CD@PLGA films were found to be blood compatible via hemolysis and blood clotting index tests with 90% blood clotting indices regardless of their CD content.