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Synthesis, X-ray Diffraction Study and Antimicrobial Activity of Calcium Sulphate Nanocomposites from Plant Charcoal

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Department of Chemistry, Assam University, Silchar, Assam-788011, India
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Department of Chemistry, S. S. College, Hailakandi, Assam-788151, India
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Department of Zoology, S. S. College, Hailakandi, Assam-788151, India
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Department of Chemistry, G. C. College, Silchar, Assam-788005, India
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 345-352; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma2020345
Received: 4 March 2009 / Revised: 21 March 2009 / Accepted: 26 March 2009 / Published: 9 April 2009
Calcium sulphate nanocomposite materials (CB) have been synthesised from plant charcoal. Crushed charcoal powder was heated to red hot over a Bunsen burner flame and produced a white material which has been isolated. The surface morphology of the material has been studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and the elements were analyzed by Energy Dispersion Spectroscopy (EDS). To explore the structural features of the materials X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) patterns were recorded. The material showed pronounced inhibitory effects against Streptococcus faecaelis, Bacillus subtilis, Klebsilla pneumoni, E. coli, Proteus vulgaris and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. View Full-Text
Keywords: Charcoal; nanocomposite; XRD; antimicrobial activity Charcoal; nanocomposite; XRD; antimicrobial activity
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Bhattacharjee, C.R.; Paul, S.B.; Nath, A.; Choudhury, P.P.N.; Choudhury, S. Synthesis, X-ray Diffraction Study and Antimicrobial Activity of Calcium Sulphate Nanocomposites from Plant Charcoal. Materials 2009, 2, 345-352.

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