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Special Issue "New Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Barbara Bonelli

Institute of Chemistry, Department of Applied Science and Technology; PoliTO BiomED Interdepartmental Lab; Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Interests: nanoporous materials; heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalysis; gas adsorption and storage; emerging contaminants; dyes degradation; advanced oxidation processes; CO2 reduction; H2 production; spectroscopy; physical-chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that submissions are open for the Molecules Special Issue “New Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications”. This issue, intended for scientists working in all related fields, will cover multiple aspects of nanomaterials, including new nanomaterials synthesis, their characterization by means of both experimental and calculation techniques, and finally their applications. Scientists working on novel synthesis methods, possibly envisaging the use of green protocols, are warmly invited to submit their work. Nonetheless, papers including both experiments and theoretical calculations are especially welcome, as well as papers reporting the performance of new nanomaterials in any field of materials science (catalysis, sensing, biomedical applications, etc.). Regular articles are welcome, as well as perspectives and, when applicable, reviews.

Prof. Barbara Bonelli
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanotubes
  • Nanocomposites
  • Quantum dots
  • Hierarchic porosity nanomaterials
  • Hybrid nanomaterials
  • Advanced synthesis techniques
  • Advanced characterization techniques
  • In situ characterization
  • Advanced calculation techniques
  • Green syntheses

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Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized by Using the Endophytic Bacterium Pantoea ananatis are Promising Antimicrobial Agents against Multidrug Resistant Bacteria
Molecules 2018, 23(12), 3220; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23123220
Received: 30 October 2018 / Revised: 13 November 2018 / Accepted: 22 November 2018 / Published: 6 December 2018
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Abstract
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most important global problems currently confronting the world. Different biomedical applications of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have indicated them to be promising antimicrobial agents. In the present study, extracellular extract of an endophytic bacterium, Pantoea ananatis, was used [...] Read more.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most important global problems currently confronting the world. Different biomedical applications of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have indicated them to be promising antimicrobial agents. In the present study, extracellular extract of an endophytic bacterium, Pantoea ananatis, was used for synthesis of AgNPs. The synthesized AgNPs were characterized by UV–Vis spectroscopy, FTIR, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), and Zeta potential. The antimicrobial potential of the AgNPs against pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus (ATCC 11632), Bacillus cereus (ATCC 10876), Escherichia coli (ATCC 10536), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 10145) and Candida albicans (ATCC 10231), and multidrug resistant (MDR) Streptococcus pneumoniae (ATCC 700677), Enterococcus faecium (ATCC 700221) Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 33592) Escherichia coli (NCTC 13351) was investigated. The synthesized spherical-shaped AgNPs with a size range of 8.06 nm to 91.32 nm exhibited significant antimicrobial activity at 6 μg/disc concentration against Bacillus cereus (ATCC 10876) and Candida albicans (ATCC 10231) which were found to be resistant to conventional antibiotics. The synthesized AgNPs showed promising antibacterial efficiency at 10 µg/disc concentration against the MDR strains. The present study suggests that AgNPs synthesized by using the endophytic bacterium P. ananatis are promising antimicrobial agent. Full article
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