Chitosan (CH) capped inorganic nanomaterials have been considered as significant antibacterial materials in the clinical field. This work shows the synthesis of two new different antibacterial composite films as a result of the incorporation of CH capped copper oxide (CHCuO) and copper (CHCu) nanoparticles (NPs). Here, CHCuO and CHCu NPs were achieved by a facile chemical reduction of Cu2+ ions using sodium hydroxide and ascorbic acid. TEM analysis revealed the morphology as rod-type nanoflakes for CHCuO and a spherical shape for CHCu NPs with ~7 ± 2 nm size. Antimicrobial activity of the developed materials was studied by the inhibition zone method, against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. The antimicrobial activity revealed that the CHCuO NPs and CHCuO-CH film showed a higher inhibition zone than the other nanomaterials. The results suggested that the synthesized materials can be used in wound dressing applications.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Biological Macromolecules|
|State||Published - 1 May 2019|
- CHCu NPs
- CHCuO NPs