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Synthesis of agarose-metal/semiconductor nanoparticles having superior bacteriocidal activity and their simple conversion to metal-carbon composites

Authors
  • Datta, K. K. R.1
  • Srinivasan, B.2
  • Balaram, H.2
  • Eswaramoorthy, M.1
  • 1 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit and DST Unit on Nanoscience, Jakkur PO, Bangalore, 560 064, India , Bangalore (India)
  • 2 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit, Jakkur PO, Bangalore, 560 064, India , Bangalore (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Chemical Sciences
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2008
Volume
120
Issue
6
Pages
579–586
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12039-008-0088-y
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Agarose, a naturally occurring biopolymer is used for the stabilization of metal, semiconductor nanoparticles. Ag and Cu nanoparticles stabilized in agarose matrix show excellent antibacterial activity against E. coli bacteria. The well dispersed metal nanoparticles within the agarose composite films can be readily converted to carbon-metal composites of catalytic importance.

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