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Current Nanoscience
ISSN (Print): 1573-4137
ISSN (Online): 1875-6786
Epub Full Text Article
DOI: 10.2174/1573413710666140604220007      Price:  $95









Investigation of ZnS Nanoparticle Antibacterial Effect

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Author(s): G. R. Amiri, S. Fatahian and N. Kianpour
Abstract:
ZnS (Zinc Sulfide) nanoparticles (2-4 nm) were synthesized by chemical precipitation method. Their characteristics and physical properties were evaluated by scanning tunneling microscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry and X-ray diffraction. It was shown that the synthesized ZnS nanoparticles are cubic of high-quality. Moreover, it was realized that ZnS optical properties are related to the environment temperature. Antibacterial effects of ZnS nanoparticles against some pathogen bacteria were studied. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomycet and Salmonella typhi were used as test microorganisms. Disc bacteriological tests were used in order to assess the effects of ZnS concentration (0.3 to 50 mg/mL) as antibacterial agent. The inhibition zone diameter was directly and strongly related to the nanoparticle concentration and Actinomycet was the most affected bacteria.
Keywords:
Antibacterial, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomycete, Salmonella typhi, ZnS
Affiliation:
Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.