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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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However, at high concentration of silver compounds, a transition of the secondary structure (i.e., [alpha]-helix to [beta]-sheet) was observed.
coli bacteria with a silver compound. Then he observed them under the electron microscope and ran a series of biochemical tests.
The ability to coat materials such as polyurethane, silicone and textile fibers with either metallic silver or ionic silver compounds now provides clinicians with efficient means of overcoming difficult wound care and device-related infections, which have long proved costly and difficult to manage in terms of hospital care.
Rain washes silver compounds out of many soils so that it eventually moves into the surface and groundwater (ATSDR, 1990).
The properties have been known about, in an unofficial folklorish way, for centuries, and silver and silver compounds have long been thought to do the same.
Silver compounds were used to prevent infection before the age of antibiotics.
Silver phosphate ([Ag.sub.3]P[O.sub.4]) is one form of silver compounds that could be used as a silver source for antibacterial applications due to its advantages compared to other silver compounds including its low solubility in aqueous solutions, its high antibacterial efficiency, and its strong photocatalytic activity under visible light [10,11].
In conclusion, silver compounds represent a new source of potential catalysts for AAC.