Strategic design of a Mussel-inspired in situ reduced Ag/Au-Nanoparticle Coated Magnesium Alloy for enhanced viability, antibacterial property and decelerated corrosion rates for degradable implant Applications

Abdelrahman I. Rezk, Arathyram Ramachandra Kurup Sasikala, Amin Ghavami Nejad, Hamouda M. Mousa, Young Min Oh, Chan Hee Park*, Cheol Sang Kim

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Abstract

Magnesium (Mg) and its alloys have attracted much attention as a promising candidate for degradable implant applications however the rapid corrosion of magnesium inside the human body greatly limits its use as an implant material. Therefore, coating the alloy surface with a multifunctional film is a promising way to overcome the drawbacks. Here we propose for the first time a multifunction layer coating to enhance the cell viability, antibacterial property and decelerated corrosion rates to act as a novel material to be used for degradable implant Applications. For that, the magnesium alloy (AZ31) was first treated with hydrofluoric acid (HF) and then dopamine tris Hydrochloric acid (tris-HCL) solution. The reducing catechol groups in the polydopamine (PD) layer subsequently immobilize silver/gold ions in situ to form uniformly dispersed Ag/Au nanoparticles on the coating layer. The successful formation of Ag/Au nanoparticles on the HF-PD AZ31 alloy was confirmed using XPS and XRD, and the morphology of all the coated samples were investigated using SEM images. The alloy with HF-PDA exhibit enhanced cell attachment and proliferation. Moreover, the nanoparticle immobilized HF-PD alloy exhibited dramatic corrosion resistance enhancement with superior antibacterial properties and accountable biocompatibility. Thus the result suggest that HF-PD Ag/Au alloy has great potential in the application of degradable implant and the surface modification method is of great significance to determine its properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number117
JournalScientific reports
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

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