Review on the antimicrobial properties of carbon nanostructures

AL-Jumaili, Ahmed, Alancherry, Surjith, Bazaka, Katia, and Jacob, Mohan V. (2017) Review on the antimicrobial properties of carbon nanostructures. Materials, 10 (9). pp. 1066-1052.

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Abstract

Swift developments in nanotechnology have prominently encouraged innovative discoveries across many fields. Carbon-based nanomaterials have emerged as promising platforms for a broad range of applications due to their unique mechanical, electronic, and biological properties. Carbon nanostructures (CNSs) such as fullerene, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene and diamond like carbon (DLC) have been demonstrated to have potent broad-spectrum antibacterial activities toward pathogens. In order to ensure the safe and effective integration of these structures as antibacterial agents into biomaterials, the specific mechanisms that govern the antibacterial activity of CNSs need to be understood, yet it is challenging to decouple individual and synergistic contributions of physical, chemical and electrical effects of CNSs on cells. In this article, recent progress in this area is reviewed, with a focus on the interaction between different families of carbon nanostructures and microorganisms to evaluate their bactericidal performance.

Item ID: 50213
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1996-1944
Keywords: carbon nanostructures; antimicrobial properties; fullerene; carbon nanotubes; graphene; diamond-like carbon
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This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Funders: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Iraq
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 02:03
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