Synthesis and study of silver nanoparticles for antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus

Xuan Hoa Vu, Thi Thanh Tra Duong, Thi Thu Ha Pham, Dinh Kha Trinh, Xuan Huong Nguyen and Van-Son Dang

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Keywords: nano


The colloidal silver solution was synthesized by reducing silver nitrate (AgNO3) using sodium borohydride (NaBH4) and starch as a stabilizer agent. The size and optical properties of synthesized AgNPs were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The effects of several parameters on AgNPs were also investigated. The results have shown that the size of synthesized spherical silver nanoparticles was 8 ± 4 nm and disperse in water. The synthesized AgNPs of his study exhibited a strong antibacterial activity against Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). The average zones of inhibition of AgNPs were of 7.7 mm for bacteria E. coli and 7.0 mm for S. aureus. In this study, the zone of inhibition of AgNPs was also compared to the reference antibiotics drug

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