Study on the concentration of gold nanoparticles for antibacterial activity

Nidhishree M Suchak, Prachi H Desai, M P Deshpande, S H Chaki, Swati J Pandya, Anju Kunjadiya and Sandip V Bhatt

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Keywords: nano


Pure and polymer coated (PVP and PVA) gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with 0.001 and 0.002 M concentrations were synthesised by chemical method. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images showed that the size of nanoparticles is below 50 nm whereas the selected area electron diffraction (SAED) pattern indicated cubic structure with lattice parameter of 4.09 Å for each sample. The absorption bands for all these samples lie between 500 and 550 nm as observed from UV–vis spectra. The photoluminescence (PL) spectra taken at 300 nm excitation wavelength showed emission between 415 and 430 nm whereas the particle size determined from particle size analyser lies below 100 nm for all samples. The ultrasonic velocity measured as a function of temperature showed the decrement above 50 °C for PVP and PVA coated AuNPs. The antimicrobial activity for these above taken concentrations of gold samples showed negative effect, whereas higher concentration of AuNPs of 0.005 M showed the positive effect for gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
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