Synthesis and Bioactivity of Reduced Graphene Oxide/Alumina-Noble Metal Nanocomposite Flakes
Agnieszka Jastrzębska , J. Karcz , Ewa Karwowska , A. Fiedorczuk , Andrzej Olszyna
AbstractThe aim of this study was to describe the modification of the bioactivity of Al2O3-noble metal (Me = Ag, Au, or Pd) composite nanoparticles by the addition of graphene oxide and the formation of a RGO/Al2O3-Me nanocomposite system. The nanocomposite flakes and Al2O3-Me composite nanoparticles were widely characterized. The antibacterial effect was observed only for Al2O3-Ag composite nanoparticles and RGO/Al2O3-Ag nanocomposite flakes, while, in the case of RGO/Al2O3-Ag, a more evident antibacterial effect against Staphylococcus aureus bacteria was observed compared with Al2O3-Ag. In the case of other noble metals (Au, Pd), a slight growth-stimulating effect was revealed for particular bacterial strains.
|Journal series||International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, ISSN 1546-542X|
|Publication size in sheets||0.7|
|Keywords in English||nanocomposites, alumina; ceramic-metal systems|
|Score|| = 30.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.048 (2) - 2016=1.195 (5)|
|Citation count*||4 (2018-02-17)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.