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Investigation of Mg(OH)2 nanoparticles as an antibacterial agent

Dong, Chunxu and Cairney, John and Sun, Qunhui and Maddan, Orville Lee and He, Gaohong and Deng, Yulin (2010) Investigation of Mg(OH)2 nanoparticles as an antibacterial agent. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (6). pp. 2101-2109.

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Our experimental results of using Mg(OH)2 nanoparticles as an antibacterial agent are reported in this study. The antibacterial behavior of Mg(OH)2 nanoparticles in liquid culture and in paper sheets was investigated. The colony forming units (CFU) counting and the headspace gas chromatography (HS-GC) measurement were used to determine the cell viability. Results indicate that Mg(OH)2 nanoparticles are effective antibacterial agent against Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Burkholderia phytofirmans, and the OH− and Mg2+ ions in Mg(OH)2 water suspension were found not to be the reason for killing the bacteria. Mg(OH)2 nanoparticles could be added directly to wood pulp to make paper sheets, whose antibacterial efficiency increased with the increase of the nanoparticle amount. The possible mechanism of antibacterial effect of Mg(OH)2 nanoparticles is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Antibacterial agent - Mg(OH) nanoparticles - Metal oxide - E. coli - Environment - EHS
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for animal health
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
ID Code:9459
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:02 Aug 2010 16:14
Last Modified:02 Aug 2010 16:14

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