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dc.contributor.authorAlshareef, A.en
dc.contributor.authorLaird, Katieen
dc.contributor.authorCross, R. B. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-25T10:48:24Z
dc.date.available2016-11-25T10:48:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-24
dc.identifier.citationAlshareef, A., Laird, K. and Cross, R.B.M. (2016) Chemical Synthesis of Copper Nanospheres and Nanocubes and Their Antibacterial Activity Against Escherichia coli and Enterococcus sp. Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), 30 (1), pp. 29-35en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12982
dc.identifier.urihttp://rdcu.be/mVXD
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link. The fulltext can also be viewed at this link: http://rdcu.be/mVXDen
dc.description.abstractThe interest in synthesising inorganic nanomaterials for biological applications has increased in recent years, especially for antibacterial purposes. In the present study, spherical and cube-shaped copper nanoparticles were synthesised by a chemical reduction method and their efficacy as antimicrobial agents against both Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) and Gram-positive (Enterococcus sp.) organisms investigated. The nanoparticles were characterised using ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Copper nanocubes were found to be more antimicrobial when compared with copper nanospheres, and it is postulated that whilst both sets of nanoparticles have similar total surface areas, the different shapes have different active facets and surface energies, which may lead to differing bactericidal behaviour.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.subjectCopper nanoparticlesen
dc.subjectScanning electron microscopy (SEM)en
dc.subjectAntibacterialen
dc.subjectEscherichia colien
dc.subjectEnterococcus sp.en
dc.titleChemical Synthesis of Copper Nanospheres and Nanocubes and Their Antibacterial Activity Against Escherichia coli and Enterococcus sp.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40195-016-0518-7
dc.researchgroupEmerging Technologies Research Centreen
dc.researchgroupInfectious Disease Research Group
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2016-11-21en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Engineering Sciences (IES)en
dc.researchinstituteLeicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)en


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