Kang, Seoktae and Pinault, Mathieu and Pfefferle, Lisa D. and Elimelech, Menachem (2007) Single-walled carbon nanotubes exhibit strong antimicrobial activity. LANGMUIR, 23 (17). pp. 8670-8673.
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We provide the first direct evidence that highly purified single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) exhibit strong antimicrobial activity. By using a pristine SWNT with a narrow diameter distribution, we demonstrate that cell membrane damage resulting from direct contact with SWNT aggregates is the likely mechanism leading to bacterial cell death. This finding may be useful in the application of SWNTs as building blocks for antimicrobial materials.
|Subjects:||Physical Science > Nano objects|
Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
|Deposited By:||Anuj Seth|
|Deposited On:||13 Jan 2009 12:50|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2009 14:54|
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