Imperial College London

Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 6731a.boccaccini




210Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Kozon, D and Zheng, K and Boccardi, E and Liu, Y and Liverani, L and Boccaccini, AR},
doi = {10.3390/ma9040225},
journal = {Materials},
title = {Synthesis of monodispersed Ag-doped bioactive glass nanoparticles via surface modification},
url = {},
volume = {9},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Monodispersed spherical Ag-doped bioactive glass nanoparticles (Ag-BGNs) were synthesized by a modified Stöber method combined with surface modification. The surface modification was carried out at 25, 60, and 80 °C, respectively, to investigate the influence of processing temperature on particle properties. Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) results indicated that higher temperatures facilitate the incorporation of Ag. Hydroxyapatite (HA) formation on Ag-BGNs was detected upon immersion of the particles in simulated body fluid for 7 days, which indicated that Ag-BGNs maintained high bioactivity after surface modification. The conducted antibacterial assay confirmed that Ag-BGNs had an antibacterial effect on E. coli. The above results thereby suggest that surface modification is an effective way to incorporate Ag into BGNs and that the modified BGNs can remain monodispersed as well as exhibit bioactivity and antibacterial capability for biomedical applications.
AU - Kozon,D
AU - Zheng,K
AU - Boccardi,E
AU - Liu,Y
AU - Liverani,L
AU - Boccaccini,AR
DO - 10.3390/ma9040225
PY - 2016///
SN - 1996-1944
TI - Synthesis of monodispersed Ag-doped bioactive glass nanoparticles via surface modification
T2 - Materials
UR -
UR -
VL - 9
ER -