Journal of Nanomaterials / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles and Chitin Powder with Different Sizes and Surface Structures: The Correlation with Antimicrobial Activities

Table 1

Evaluation of each chitin/Ag NP composites.

Maximal amount of Ag NPs (μg) absorbed in 1 mg chitin (μg/mg)Half-bactericidal activity with log10CFU/mL for Ag NPs (μg) in 10 mg chitin (μg/10 mL)Half-antifungal activity for Ag NPs (μg) in 5 mg chitin (μg/5 mL)

Chitin A260.510
Chitin B220.512
Chitin C2.52.0>60
Chitin G-C200.514
Chitin D1.5>2.0>60
Chitin G-D180.515

Chitin A, powder size: average 31 μm, nanofiber-like structures.
Chitin B, powder size: average 104 μm, nanofiber-like structures.
Chitin C, powder size: average 894 μm, smooth film-like structures.
Chitin G-C, powder size: average 146 μm, nanofiber-like structures.
Chitin D, powder size: average >1500 μm, smooth film-like structures.
Chitin G-D powder size: average 181 μm, nanofiber-like structures.
Ag NPs: average diameter 5.17 ± 1.9 nm, G-: ground.

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