Microstructural characterization and antibacterial activity of carbon nanotube decorated with Cu nanoparticles synthesized by a novel solvothermal method

Cao, Y. and Javadhesari, S. Moniri and Mohammadnejad, S. and Khodadustan, Elham and Raise, A. and Akbarpour, M. R. (2021) Microstructural characterization and antibacterial activity of carbon nanotube decorated with Cu nanoparticles synthesized by a novel solvothermal method. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 47 (18). pp. 25729-25737. ISSN 0272-8842

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Abstract

In this research, carbon nanotube decorated with Cu nanoparticles (CNT/Cu) was synthesized by a new solvothermal process. Solvothermal treatment of CuSO4 and NaOH was completed in ethanol containing ultrasonically dispersed CNTs at 160 degrees C for 3 h. In the solvothermal process, Cu nanoparticles were heterogeneously deposited on the surface of COOH-functionalized CNTs through the reduction of the Cu+2 ions. Cu nanoparticles with the size of approximate to 8 nm on CNTs (and some in the solution) and strong bonding between Cu and CNT were obtained by the used process. Microstructural characterization revealed that the solvothermal method is an appropriate method for producing homogenous CNT/Cu nanostructure. Also, the antibacterial activity of the synthesized powder was investigated by disc diffusion, direct contact and colony counting methods. CNT/Cu nanopowder inhibited bacteria growth within the tested concentration range, while CNTs did not show any considerable antibacterial response. Minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of CNT/Cu nanopowder were 500 mu g/ml and 250 mu g/ml against E. coli, and 250 mu g/ml and 125 mu g/ml against S. aureus, respectively. S. aureus was more sensitive than E. Coli to CNT/Cu nanopowder which can be attributed to the absence of a cell wall in gram positive bacteria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon nanotube; Copper; Antibacterial; Solvothermal; Nanostructure
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Infection.Bacterial Infections
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2021 09:31
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 09:31
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9119

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