In situ dispersion and antibacterial properties of green-synthesized metallic gold on corn husk cellulose biofilms

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The unique characteristics of cellulose biofilms prepared from Zea mays L. (corn) husk were investigated by FTIR and SEM–EDX. The in situ dispersion of gold ions on the corn husk cellulose biofilm (CHCB) was performed by one-step immersion process, followed by reduction of the ions using Calophyllum inophyllum L. leaves extract. The antibacterial properties of a dispersion of metallic gold on the corn husk cellulose biofilms were studied using Escherichia coli (8739 TM*) strain. The gold-dispersed films have potential to inhibit the growth of E. coli, as indicated by the presence of an inhibition zone around the film. The results obtained encourage the investigation of the application of natural resources for advanced materials development.

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Authors thank Direktorat Riset dan Pengabdian Masyarakat, Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi, Republik of Indonesia, for research funding via Hibah Penelitian Berbasis Kompetensi (fiscal year 2017). A.F. thanks the Head of Department of Chemistry for giving an opportunity as a Research Assistant at Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

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Yudha S, S., Adfa, M., Falahudin, A. et al. In situ dispersion and antibacterial properties of green-synthesized metallic gold on corn husk cellulose biofilms. Chem. Pap. 74, 611–617 (2020).

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  • Corn husk
  • Cellulose biofilm
  • In situ
  • Metallic gold
  • Escherchia coli