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Nanomaterials 2016, 6(12), 230; doi:10.3390/nano6120230

Optimum Conditions for the Fabrication of Zein/Ag Composite Nanoparticles from Ethanol/H2O Co-Solvents Using Electrospinning

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Department of Advanced Organic Materials Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
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Department of Textile Engineering & Technology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Korea
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Received: 13 September 2016 / Revised: 17 November 2016 / Accepted: 19 November 2016 / Published: 1 December 2016
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Abstract

The optimum conditions for the fabrication of zein/Ag composite nanoparticles from ethanol/H2O cosolvents using electrospinning and the properties of the composite were investigated. The zein/Ag nanoparticles were characterized using field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermogravimetric analysis. The antibacterial activity of the zein/Ag composite nanoparticles was also investigated. The XRD patterns and TEM images indicate the coexistence of a zein matrix and well-distributed Ag nanoparticles. View Full-Text
Keywords: zein; silver; nanoparticles; electrospinning; antibacterial activity zein; silver; nanoparticles; electrospinning; antibacterial activity
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Yang, S.B.; Rabbani, M.M.; Ji, B.C.; Han, D.-W.; Lee, J.S.; Kim, J.W.; Yeum, J.H. Optimum Conditions for the Fabrication of Zein/Ag Composite Nanoparticles from Ethanol/H2O Co-Solvents Using Electrospinning. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 230.

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