Antimicrobial Properties of Silver Cations Substituted to Faujasite Mineral
AbstractA goal of our study was to find an alternative to nano-silver-based antimicrobial materials which would contain active silver immobilized in a solid matrix that prevents its migration into the surrounding environment. In this study, we investigated whether silver cations dispersed in an atomic form and trapped in an ion-exchanged zeolite show comparable antimicrobial activity to silver nanoparticles (NPs). The biocidal active material was prepared from the sodium form of faujasite type zeolite in two steps: (1) exchange with silver cations, (2) removal of the external silver oxide NPs by elution with Na2EDTA solution. The modified biocidal zeolite was then added to paper pulp to obtain sheets. The zeolite paper samples and reference samples containing silver NPs were tested in terms of biocidal activity against an array of fungi and bacteria strains, including Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus megaterium, Trichoderma viride, Chaetomium globosum, Aspergillus niger, Cladosporium cladosporioides, and Mortierella alpina. The paper with the modified faujasite additive showed higher or similar antibacterial and antifungal activities towards the majority of tested microbes in comparison with the silver NP-filled paper. A reverse effect was observed for the Mortierella alpina strain. View Full-Text
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Jędrzejczyk, R.J.; Turnau, K.; Jodłowski, P.J.; Chlebda, D.K.; Łojewski, T.; Łojewska, J. Antimicrobial Properties of Silver Cations Substituted to Faujasite Mineral. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 240.
Jędrzejczyk RJ, Turnau K, Jodłowski PJ, Chlebda DK, Łojewski T, Łojewska J. Antimicrobial Properties of Silver Cations Substituted to Faujasite Mineral. Nanomaterials. 2017; 7(9):240.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jędrzejczyk, Roman J.; Turnau, Katarzyna; Jodłowski, Przemysław J.; Chlebda, Damian K.; Łojewski, Tomasz; Łojewska, Joanna. 2017. "Antimicrobial Properties of Silver Cations Substituted to Faujasite Mineral." Nanomaterials 7, no. 9: 240.
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