Antimicrobial activity of silver doped ZnO designer nanoparticles

K. Namratha, K. Byrappa, Jamuna Bai, V. Ravishankar Rai, Dirk Ehrentrant, I. A. Ibrahim, M. Yoshimura

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Silver doped (1-5 wt%) zinc oxide designer nanoparticles were synthesized through solvothermal technique at 150 °C with an autogeneous pressure, and an experimental duration of 16 h using methanol as a solvent. In situ surface modification was carried out using gluconic acid, in order to obtain desired size, shape, and surface characteristics. The influence of silver concentration in the raw material has been investigated with respect to phase homogeneity, size, morphology, antimicrobial activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-195
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Namratha, K., Byrappa, K., Bai, J., Ravishankar Rai, V., Ehrentrant, D., Ibrahim, I. A., & Yoshimura, M. (2013). Antimicrobial activity of silver doped ZnO designer nanoparticles. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 3(2), 190-195.