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Article Title

Shining light on transition metal sulfides: New choices as highly efficient antibacterial agents

Authors

Hecheng Han, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Jingjing Yang, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Xiaoyan Li, Department of Endodontics, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Cheeloo College of Medicine & Shandong Key Laboratory of Oral Tissue Regeneration & Shandong Engineering Laboratory for Dental Materials and Oral Tissue Regeneration, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China
Yuan Qi, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Zhengyi Yang, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Zejun Han, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Yanyan Jiang, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China; Suzhou Institute of Shandong University, Suzhou 215123, China; ShenZhen Research Institute of Shandong University, Shenzhen 518057, ChinaFollow
Martina Stenzel, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Hui Li, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Yixin Yin, Oral Implantology Center, Jinan Stomatology Hospital, Jinan 250001, ChinaFollow
Yi Du, Oral Implantology Center, Jinan Stomatology Hospital, Jinan 250001, China
Jiurong Liu, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Fenglong Wang, Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China; ShenZhen Research Institute of Shandong University, Shenzhen 518057, ChinaFollow

Keywords

antibacterial mechanisms, transition metal sulfides, surface functionalization, strain-selective bactericidal strategies, metabolism and toxicology

Abstract

Globally, millions of people die of microbial infection-related diseases every year. The more terrible situation is that due to the overuse of antibiotics, especially in developing countries, people are struggling to fight with the bacteria variation. The emergence of super-bacteria will be an intractable environmental and health hazard in the future unless novel bactericidal weapons are mounted. Consequently, it is critical to develop viable antibacterial approaches to sustain the prosperous development of human society. Recent researches indicate that transition metal sulfides (TMSs) represent prominent bactericidal application potential owing to the meritorious antibacterial performance, acceptable biocompatibility, high solar energy utilization efficiency, and excellent photo-to-thermal conversion characteristics, and thus, a comprehensive review on the recent advances in this area would be beneficial for the future development. In this review article, we start with the antibacterial mechanisms of TMSs to provide a preliminary understanding. Thereafter, the state-of-the-art research progresses on the strategies for TMSs materials engineering so as to promote their antibacterial properties are systematically surveyed and summarized, followed by a summary of the practical application scenarios of TMSs-based antibacterial platforms. Finally, based on the thorough survey and analysis, we emphasize the challenges and future development trends in this area.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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