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dc.contributor.authorRen, Guogang
dc.contributor.authorHu, D.
dc.contributor.authorCheng, E.W.C.
dc.contributor.authorVargas-Reus, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorReip, P.
dc.contributor.authorAllaker, R.
dc.identifier.citationRen , G , Hu , D , Cheng , E W C , Vargas-Reus , M A , Reip , P & Allaker , R 2009 , ' Characterisation of copper oxide nanoparticles for antimicrobial applications ' , International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents , vol. 33 , no. 6 , pp. 587-590 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 115165
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 64549146642
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8865-1526/work/32373279
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at : Copyright Elsevier [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractCopper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles were characterised and investigated with respect to potential antimicrobial applications. It was found that nanoscaled CuO, generated by thermal plasma technology, contains traces of pure Cu and Cu2O nanoparticles. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) demonstrated particle sizes in the range 20–95 nm. TEM energy dispersive spectroscopy gave the ratio of copper to oxygen elements as 54.18% to 45.26%. The mean surface area was determined as 15.69 m2/g by Brunau–Emmet–Teller (BET) analysis. CuO nanoparticles in suspension showed activity against a range of bacterial pathogens, including meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Escherichia coli, with minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) ranging from 100 μg/mL to 5000 μg/mL. The ability of CuO nanoparticles to reduce bacterial populations to zero was enhanced in the presence of sub-MBC concentrations of silver nanoparticles. Studies of CuO nanoparticles incorporated into polymers suggest release of ions may be required for optimum killing.en
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
dc.subjectcopper oxide
dc.subjectcross-infection control
dc.titleCharacterisation of copper oxide nanoparticles for antimicrobial applicationsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering and Technology
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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