Metallic-Based Micro and Nanostructures with Antimicrobial Activity

Author(s): Corina Silvia Pop, Mohamed. D. Hussien, Marcela Popa, Alina Mares, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Mihai Grumezescu, Veronica Lazar, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Monika Sakizlian, Eugenia Bezirtzoglou, Serban Bertesteanu

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 15 , Issue 16 , 2015

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The spectacular progress of research in the nanotechnology field led to the achievement of important knowledge of materials at the atomic and molecular scale and the extent of the use of nanoparticles in the design of medical products, ecological processes, cosmetics and other biotechnological applications. One of the current focuses of the medical applications of nanotechnology is the development of new strategies to inhibit the activity of different microorganisms. The purpose of this review was to present the antimicrobial activity of metal cations in micro- and nanoparticulate forms and the dependence of this biological activity on shape, size and physico-chemical conditions.

Keywords: Microbicidal activity of metals, Zinc, Silver, Copper, Iron, Mercury, Titanium, Aluminium, Copper, Gold, Magnesium.

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Year: 2015
Page: [1577 - 1582]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1568026615666150414125015
Price: $65

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