Progress and Prospects

  • Nicola Cioffi
  • Mahendra Rai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nano-Antimicrobials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hua Zhang, Meng Wu, Ayusman Sen
      Pages 3-45
    3. Desong Wang, Jing An, Qingzhi Luo, Xueyan Li, Luna Yan
      Pages 47-84
    4. Daniela Longano, Nicoletta Ditaranto, Luigia Sabbatini, Luisa Torsi, Nicola Cioffi
      Pages 85-117
    5. Anna Kubacka, Marcos Fernández-García, María L. Cerrada, Marta Fernández-García
      Pages 119-149
    6. Timothy Sullivan, James Chapman, Fiona Regan
      Pages 181-208
  3. Bioactivity and Mechanisms of Action of Nano-Antimicrobials

  4. Applications of Nano-Antimicrobials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. M. Pollini, F. Paladini, A. Licciulli, A. Maffezzoli, A. Sannino
      Pages 313-336
    3. Henriette Monteiro Cordeiro de Azeredo
      Pages 375-394
    4. Wenbing Hu, Qing Huang, Chunhai Fan
      Pages 427-464
    5. Chong Liu, Xing Xie, Yi Cui
      Pages 465-494
  5. Toxicology of Nano-Antimicrobials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495
    2. Ashutosh Kumar, Alok K. Pandey, Rishi Shanker, Alok Dhawan
      Pages 497-524
    3. Indarchand Gupta, Nelson Duran, Mahendra Rai
      Pages 525-548
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 549-556

About this book


There is a high demand for antimicrobials for the treatment of new and emerging microbial diseases. In particular, microbes developing multidrug resistance have created a pressing need to search for anew generation of antimicrobial agents, which are effective, safe and can be used for the cure of multidrug-resistant microbial infections.Nano-antimicrobials offer effective solutions for these challenges; the details of these new technologies are presented here.

The book includes chapters by an international team of experts. Chemical, physical, electrochemical, photochemical and mechanical methods of synthesis are covered. Moreover, biological synthesis using microbes, an option that is both eco-friendly and economically viable, is presented. The antimicrobial potential of different nanoparticles is also covered, bioactivity mechanisms are elaborated on, and several applications are reviewed in separate sections. Lastly, the toxicology of nano-antimicrobials is briefly assessed.


Antimicrobials Nanoantimicrobials Nanoparticles Nanoscience Nanotoxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Cioffi
    • 1
  • Mahendra Rai
    • 2
  1. 1., Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità degli Studi die BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Dept. BiotechnologySGB Amravati UniversityAmravatiIndia

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