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Title: Fibrous wound dressings encapsulating essential oils as natural antimicrobial agents
Authors: Liakos, Ioannis
Rizzello, L.
Hajiali, Hadi
Brunetti, Virgilio
Carzino, Riccardo
Pompa, P.P.
Athanassiou, Athanassia
Mele, Elisa
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: LIAKOS, I. ... et al, 2015. Fibrous wound dressings encapsulating essential oils as natural antimicrobial agents. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3 (8), pp. 1583 - 1589.
Abstract: Preventing infections is one of the main focuses of wound care. The colonisation of wounds by microorganisms can in fact have negative consequences on the healing process, delaying it. Here, we propose the use of essential oils as natural antimicrobial agents for cellulose-based fibrous dressings. We demonstrate the production of composite electrospun fibres that effectively encapsulate three different types of essential oils (cinnamon, lemongrass and peppermint). The fibrous scaffolds are able to inhibit the growth of Escherichia coli, even when small amounts of essential oils were used. At the same time, they are not cytotoxic, as proved by biocompatibility assays on skin cell models. The created dressings are promising as advanced biomedical devices for topical treatments.
Description: This article is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1039/c4tb01974a
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17802
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4tb01974a
ISSN: 2050-750X
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