Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 16, pp 5208–5212

Antibacterial activity of copper monodispersed nanoparticles into sepiolite

  • Antonio Esteban-Cubillo
  • Carlos Pecharromán
  • Eduardo Aguilar
  • Julio Santarén
  • José S. Moya
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10853-006-0432-x

Cite this article as:
Esteban-Cubillo, A., Pecharromán, C., Aguilar, E. et al. J Mater Sci (2006) 41: 5208. doi:10.1007/s10853-006-0432-x

Abstract

Copper monodispersed nanoparticles (2–5 nm) embedded into submicron particles of sepiolite (Mg8Si12O30(OH)4(H2O)4·8H2O), suitable to be used for biological applications have been obtained after a specific treatment and subsequent reduction process. Cu/Sepiolite particles have revealed as a strong bactericide (similar to Triclosan) so that they were able to decrease the starting microorganism concentrations of Staphylococcus aureus or Escherichia coli by 99.9%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Esteban-Cubillo
    • 1
  • Carlos Pecharromán
    • 1
  • Eduardo Aguilar
    • 2
  • Julio Santarén
    • 2
  • José S. Moya
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de MadridCantoblancoSpain
  2. 2.R.&D. DepartmentTolsa S.A.MadridSpain

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