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Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science (Discontinued)


ISSN (Print): 2352-0949
ISSN (Online): 2352-0957

Electrochemical, Antimicrobial and Anticancer Effects of Ethyl Cellulose- Nickel(II) Hydrogen Phosphate

Author(s): Tanvir Arfin and Faruq Mohammad

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2016

Page: [10 - 18] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/2352094906999160307182012

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Background: The integration of chemistry principles with materials science research can lead to the creation of highly stable materials with complex geometries and enhanced functionality. In that view, we designed a hybrid organic-inorganic composite, ethyl cellulose-nickel(II) hydrogen phosphate (EC-NiHPO4) for its efficient electrochemical and biological activity.

Methods: The EC-NiHPO4 composite was prepared by sol-gel method and was physically characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, UV-Visible (UV-Vis), and powdered X-ray diffraction. Further, the biological activity by means of anticancer and antimicrobial effects was tested following the treatment of ECNiHPO4 composite at different concentrations.

Results: The porosity studies indicated that the pore diameter of the composite to be 395 nm and the X-ray diffraction pattern shows that the crystalline phase greatly enhanced as a result of polymer-inorganic complexation. Further from the electrochemical studies, a change in the material conductivity values with that of electrolyte concentration was observed. Also, the conductivity of EC-NiHPO4 material for the 1:1 electrolyte solution was found to decrease in the order of K+ > Na+ and the material seems to work very well in the pH range of 5-7.5. We also observed significant biological activity by means of anticancer and antimicrobial effects following the treatment of EC-NiHPO4 composite.

Conclusion: Our analysis of the EC-NiHPO4 composite demonstrates the conductometric behavior and biological activity of organic-inorganic composites.

Keywords: Anticancer effect, antimicrobial activity, ethyl cellulose, ionic conductivity, Ni(II)HPO4.

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