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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1957612, 7 pages
Research Article

Fusarium Antifungal Activities of Copper Nanoparticles Synthesized by a Chemical Reduction Method

1Faculty of Materials Science, University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, 227 Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
2CM Thi Laboratory, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH), 475A Dien Bien Phu Street, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam

Received 21 March 2016; Revised 20 June 2016; Accepted 29 June 2016

Academic Editor: Lavinia Balan

Copyright © 2016 Pham Van Viet et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report on the process of synthesizing copper nanoparticles (Cu Nps) for a short reactive time by chemical reduction method with a support of CTAB reductive agent. Their properties were determined by ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) absorption spectrum, the X-ray (XRD) analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) images. The antifungal activity of Cu Nps was evaluated by testing against Fusarium sp. The Cu Nps were obtained with the average size in the range of 20–50 nm having spherical shape. The survey shows that when Cu Nps were used at 450 ppm concentration in 9-day incubation, 93.98% of fungal growth was inhibited.