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Antibacterial properties of nanoparticles

  • Hajipour, Mohammad J. Laboratory of NanoBio Interactions, Department of Nanotechnology, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Fromm, Katharina M. University of Fribourg, Department of Chemistry, Switzerland
  • Ashkarran, Ali Akbar Department of Physics, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
  • Aberasturi, Dorleta Jimenez de Fachbereich Physik and WZMW, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany - Department of Inorganic Chemistry, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain
  • Larramendi, Idoia Ruiz de Department of Inorganic Chemistry, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain
  • Rojo, Teofilo Department of Inorganic Chemistry, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain
  • Serpooshan, Vahid Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
  • Parak, Wolfgang J. Fachbereich Physik and WZMW, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Mahmoudi, Morteza Laboratory of NanoBio Interactions, Department of Nanotechnology, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran - Nanotechnology Research Center, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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    09.08.2012
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  • Trends in Biotechnology. - 2012
English Antibacterial agents are very important in the textile industry, water disinfection, medicine, and food packaging. Organic compounds used for disinfection have some disadvantages, including toxicity to the human body, therefore, the interest in inorganic disinfectants such as metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) is increasing. This review focuses on the properties and applications of inorganic nanostructured materials and their surface modifications, with good antimicrobial activity. Such improved antibacterial agents locally destroy bacteria, without being toxic to the surrounding tissue. We also provide an overview of opportunities and risks of using NPs as antibacterial agents. In particular, we discuss the role of different NP materials.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Chimie
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  • English
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Biology
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