Table 3: Antifungal activity of chitosan solution and nanoparticles against selected fungi species, . CS: chitosan; NP: nanoparticles.

SampleParticle sizeZeta potential (mg/mL)
(nm)(mV)C. albicansF. solaniA. niger

Amphotericin B (positive control)0.0020.020.002
HMW CS solution333
LMW CS solution333
TMC solution

LMW174 ± 38.47+39 ± 8.560.251
CS NP prepared from 1 mg/mL CSHMW210 ± 24.54+40 ± 3.1610.5
TMC433 ± 79.59+37 ± 2.75

LMW233 ± 41.38+38 ± 1.850.85720.8572
Cs NP prepared from 2 mg/mL CSHMW263 ± 86.44+52 ± 6.270.85720.85721.7143
TMC211 ± 89.26+33 ± 4.79

LMW255 ± 42.81+48 ± 4.780.60721.2143
Cs NP prepared from 3 mg/mL CSHMW301 ± 72.85+54 ± 5.010.60721.21432.4286
TMC297 ± 64.72+37 ± 2.52