Development and Antibacterial Activity of Cashew Gum-Based Silver Nanoparticles
AbstractThe present study describes the development of a green synthesis of silver nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by exuded gum from Anacardium occidentale L. and evaluates in vitro their antibacterial and cytotoxic activities. Characterization of cashew gum-based silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was carried out based on UV–Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering analysis which revealed that the synthesized silver nanoparticles were spherical in shape, measuring about 4 nm in size with a uniform dispersal. AgNPs presented antibacterial activity, especially against Gram-negative bacteria, in concentrations where no significant cytotoxicity was observed.
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Quelemes, P.V.; Araruna, F.B.; de Faria, B.E.F.; Kuckelhaus, S.A.S.; da Silva, D.A.; Mendonça, R.Z.; Eiras, C.; dos S. Soares, M.J.; Leite, J.R.S.A. Development and Antibacterial Activity of Cashew Gum-Based Silver Nanoparticles. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 4969-4981.
Quelemes PV, Araruna FB, de Faria BEF, Kuckelhaus SAS, da Silva DA, Mendonça RZ, Eiras C, dos S. Soares MJ, Leite JRSA. Development and Antibacterial Activity of Cashew Gum-Based Silver Nanoparticles. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(3):4969-4981.Chicago/Turabian Style
Quelemes, Patrick V.; Araruna, Felipe B.; de Faria, Bruna E.F.; Kuckelhaus, Selma A.S.; da Silva, Durcilene A.; Mendonça, Ronaldo Z.; Eiras, Carla; dos S. Soares, Maria J.; Leite, José Roberto S.A. 2013. "Development and Antibacterial Activity of Cashew Gum-Based Silver Nanoparticles." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 3: 4969-4981.