Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial investigation of silver-copper nanoalloys

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2011
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Source Title
Journal of Materials Chemistry
Print ISSN
0959-9428
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1364-5501
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21
Issue
35
Pages
13150 - 13154
Language
English
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Ag-Cu nanoalloys were synthesized by chemical co-reduction of their metal salts in aqueous solution with hydrazine hydrate, in the presence of complexing agent and stabilizer, preventing the oxidation of copper, as revealed by XPS. Their antibacterial behavior was tested against Escherichia coli strains, attesting far better ability of the Ag-Cu compared to Ag-only nanoparticles.

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Anti-bacterial behaviors, Co-reduction, Complexing agents, Hydrazine hydrate, Metal salt, Nano-alloys, Escherichia coli, Hydrates, Silver alloys, Silver
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