Next Article in Journal
Electrochemical Study and Characterization of an Amperometric Biosensor Based on the Immobilization of Laccase in a Nanostructure of TiO2 Synthesized by the Sol-Gel Method
Next Article in Special Issue
Influence of Amphibian Antimicrobial Peptides and Short Lipopeptides on Bacterial Biofilms Formed on Contact Lenses
Previous Article in Journal
In Vitro Corrosion Study of Friction Stir Processed WE43 Magnesium Alloy in a Simulated Body Fluid
Previous Article in Special Issue
Exopolysaccharide-Based Bioflocculant Matrix of Azotobacter chroococcum XU1 for Synthesis of AgCl Nanoparticles and Its Application as a Novel Biocidal Nanobiomaterial
Article Menu
Issue 7 (July) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Materials 2016, 9(7), 544; doi:10.3390/ma9070544

Investigation of Industrial Polyurethane Foams Modified with Antimicrobial Copper Nanoparticles

1
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università Degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, via E. Orabona 4, Bari (BA) 70126, Italy
2
Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università Degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, St.da P.le per Casamassima Km 3, Valenzano (BA) 70010, Italy
3
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Innovazione, Università del Salento, via per Monteroni, Lecce (LE) 73100, Italy
4
Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica, Università Degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, via Amendola 173, Bari (BA) 70126, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Carla Renata Arciola
Received: 22 April 2016 / Revised: 17 June 2016 / Accepted: 29 June 2016 / Published: 7 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances and Applications of Nano-antimicrobial Treatments)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [4176 KB, uploaded 7 July 2016]   |  

Abstract

Antimicrobial copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) were electrosynthetized and applied to the controlled impregnation of industrial polyurethane foams used as padding in the textile production or as filters for air conditioning systems. CuNP-modified materials were investigated and characterized morphologically and spectroscopically, by means of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). The release of copper ions in solution was studied by Electro-Thermal Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (ETAAS). Finally, the antimicrobial activity of freshly prepared, as well as aged samples—stored for two months—was demonstrated towards different target microorganisms. View Full-Text
Keywords: copper nanoparticle; polyurethane foam; ETAAS; XPS; nanoantimicrobials copper nanoparticle; polyurethane foam; ETAAS; XPS; nanoantimicrobials
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Sportelli, M.C.; Picca, R.A.; Ronco, R.; Bonerba, E.; Tantillo, G.; Pollini, M.; Sannino, A.; Valentini, A.; Cataldi, T.R.; Cioffi, N. Investigation of Industrial Polyurethane Foams Modified with Antimicrobial Copper Nanoparticles. Materials 2016, 9, 544.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top