Optimum conditions for the fabrication of zein/ag composite nanoparticles from ethanol/H2O co-solvents using electrospinning

Seong Baek Yang, Mohammad Mahbub Rabbani, Byung Chul Ji, Dong Wook Han, Joon Seok Lee, Jong Won Kim, Jeong Hyun Yeum

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Abstract

The optimum conditions for the fabrication of zein/Ag composite nanoparticles from ethanol/H2O cosolvents using electrospinning and the properties of the composite were investigated. The zein/Ag nanoparticles were characterized using field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermogravimetric analysis. The antibacterial activity of the zein/Ag composite nanoparticles was also investigated. The XRD patterns and TEM images indicate the coexistence of a zein matrix and well-distributed Ag nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number230
JournalNanomaterials
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Antibacterial activity
  • Electrospinning
  • Nanoparticles
  • Silver
  • Zein

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