Synthesis and Characterization of Monometallic (Ag, Cu) and Bimetallic Ag-Cu Particles for Antibacterial and Antifungal Applications

Marta Paszkiewicz, Anna Gołąbiewska, Łukasz Rajski, Ewelina Kowal, Agnieszka Sajdak, Adriana Zaleska-Medynska
2016 Journal of Nanomaterials  
In this paper, the experimental studies are concerned with the effect of the synthesis parameters on the formation of monometallic Ag and Cu nanoparticles (NPs). We consider the synthesis strategies verification for the bimetallic core-shell and alloy particles preparation. It was successfully obtained by chemical reduction method. The obtained colloidal solution is characterized by the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) data, UV-Vis spectra,
more » ... a, UV-Vis spectra, particle size distribution, and zeta potential. This work presents a comprehensive overview of experimental studies of the most stable colloidal solutions to impregnate fabrics that will exhibit a bactericidal and fungicidal activity againstCandida albicans,Escherichia coli, andStaphylococcus aureus.
doi:10.1155/2016/2187940 fatcat:zs56ti6elrdq3kgnoz5cqrgg7y