Metal Nanoparticles for Improving Bactericide Functionality of Usual Fibers

Nanomaterials (Basel). 2020 Aug 31;10(9):1724. doi: 10.3390/nano10091724.


A wide variety of microbiological hazards stimulates a constant development of new protective materials against them. For that, the application of some nanomaterials seems to be very promising. Modification of usual fibers with different metal nanoparticles was successfully illustrated in the work. Tantal nanoparticles have shown the highest antibacterial potency within fibrous materials against both gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis) and gram-negative (Escherichia coli) bacteria. Besides, the effect of tantal nanoparticles towards luminescent Photobacterium phosphoreum cells estimating the general sample ecotoxicity was issued for the first time.

Keywords: antibacterial activity; bioluminescent cells; fiber material; metal nanoparticles.