TITLE

Antifungal activity of polymer-based copper nanocomposite coatings

AUTHOR(S)
Cioffi, Nicola; Torsi, Luisa; Ditaranto, Nicoletta; Sabbatini, Luigia; Zambonin, Pier Giorgio; Tantillo, Giuseppina; Ghibelli, Lina; D’Alessio, Maria; Bleve-Zacheo, Teresa; Traversa, Enrico
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/20/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p2417
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Eukaryotes, such as fungi, can be harmful pathogen agents, and the control of their bioactivity is critical as humans are eukaryote organisms, too. Here, copper/polymer nanocomposites are proposed as antifungal spinnable coatings with controlled copper-releasing properties. The tests of the bioactivity show that fungal growth is inhibited on the nanocomposite-coated plates, and the antifungal activity can be modulated by controlling the Cu nanoparticle loading.
ACCESSION #
14546646

 

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