Silver Micro-Nanoparticle-Based Nanoarchitectures: Synthesis Routes, Biomedical Applications, and Mechanisms of Action. Academic Article uri icon


  • Silver has become a potent agent that can be effectively applied in nanostructured nanomaterials with various shapes and sizes against antibacterial applications. Silver nanoparticle (Ag NP) based-antimicrobial agents play a major role in different applications, including biomedical applications, as surface treatment and coatings, in chemical and food industries, and for agricultural productivity. Due to advancements in nanoscience and nanotechnology, different methods have been used to prepare Ag NPs with sizes and shapes reducing toxicity for antibacterial applications. Studies have shown that Ag NPs are largely dependent on basic structural parameters, such as size, shape, and chemical composition, which play a significant role in preparing the appropriate formulation for the desired applications. Therefore, this review focuses on the important parameters that affect the surface interaction/state of Ag NPs and their influence on antimicrobial activities, which are essential for designing future applications. The mode of action of Ag NPs as antibacterial agents will also be discussed.

published proceedings

  • Polymers (Basel)

author list (cited authors)

  • Wahab, M. A., Luming, L. i., Matin, M. A., Karim, M. R., Aijaz, M. O., Alharbi, H. F., Abdala, A., & Haque, R.

complete list of authors

  • Wahab, Md Abdul||Luming, Li||Matin, Md Abdul||Karim, Mohammad Rezaul||Aijaz, Mohammad Omer||Alharbi, Hamad Fahad||Abdala, Ahmed||Haque, Rezwanul

publication date

  • August 2021