Synthesis, Characterization and Anti-Biofilm Efficacy of Polypyrrole-Zinc Oxide Composites.

Author(s) Harpale, K.; Jagtap, K.; Bankar, A.; Dhole, S.; More, M.
Journal J Nanosci Nanotechnol
Date Published 2020 Apr 01

A nanocomposite of Polypyrrole (PPy) and zinc oxide (ZnO), termed as PPy-ZnO, was synthesized by two step route. In the first step, synthesis of PPy was carried out by chemical oxidative route. In the second step, the PPy-ZnO nanocomposite was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. The as-synthesized PPy-ZnO nanocomposites were characterized using X-ray Diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infra-red (FTIR) and Ultra violetvisible (UV-vis) spectroscopy to reveal the phase, morphology, chemical and optical properties. The physical and chemical characterizations confirmed presence of both PPy and ZnO phases in the nanocomposite. In the present work, antimicrobial activity of the PPy-ZnO nanocomposite against human pathogen has been investigated. Attempts have been made to reveal the influence of PPy percentage on the antimicrobial activity. Interestingly, all PPy-ZnO nanocomposites, irrespective of PPy percentage, showed 90 to 95% inhibited growth of . The results obtained herein imply the potential of PPy-ZnO biofilm in inhibiting the growth of and thus preventing infections caused due to in humans.

DOI 10.1166/jnn.2020.17367
ISSN 1533-4899
Citation J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2020;20(4):26392644.

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