Light-activated heterostructured nanomaterials for antibacterial applications

Chinmaya Mutalik, Di Yan Wang, Dyah Ika Krisnawati, Achmad Jazidie, Sibidou Yougbare, Tsung Rong Kuo

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Abstract

An outbreak of a bacterial contagion is a critical threat for human health worldwide. Recently, light-activated heterostructured nanomaterials (LAHNs) have shown potential as antibacterial agents, owing to their unique structural and optical properties. Many investigations have revealed that heterostructured nanomaterials are potential antibacterial agents under light irradiation. In this review, we summarize recent developments of light-activated antibacterial agents using heterostructured nanomaterials and specifically categorized those agents based on their various light harvesters. The detailed antibacterial mechanisms are also addressed. With the achievements of LAHNs as antibacterial agents, we further discuss the challenges and opportunities for their future clinical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number643
JournalNanomaterials
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Antibacterial agent
  • Antibacterial mechanism
  • Heterostructured nanomaterial
  • Light-activated
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Synergistic effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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    Mutalik, C., Wang, D. Y., Krisnawati, D. I., Jazidie, A., Yougbare, S., & Kuo, T. R. (2020). Light-activated heterostructured nanomaterials for antibacterial applications. Nanomaterials, 10(4), [643]. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040643