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Synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial properties of copper nanoparticles

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, November 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#31 of 2,481)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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1 blog
twitter
8 tweeters
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1 patent
googleplus
1 Google+ user
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Title
Synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial properties of copper nanoparticles
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, November 2013
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s50837
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Authors

Mohamed El Zowalaty, Nor Azowa Ibrahim, Mohamed Salama, Kamyar Shameli, Muhammad Usman, Norhazlin Zainuddin

Abstract

Copper nanoparticle synthesis has been gaining attention due to its availability. However, factors such as agglomeration and rapid oxidation have made it a difficult research area. In the present work, pure copper nanoparticles were prepared in the presence of a chitosan stabilizer through chemical means. The purity of the nanoparticles was authenticated using different characterization techniques, including ultraviolet visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and field emission scanning electron microscopy. The antibacterial as well as antifungal activity of the nanoparticles were investigated using several microorganisms of interest, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella choleraesuis, and Candida albicans. The effect of a chitosan medium on growth of the microorganism was studied, and this was found to influence growth rate. The size of the copper nanoparticles obtained was in the range of 2-350 nm, depending on the concentration of the chitosan stabilizer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 183 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 55 29%
Student > Master 38 20%
Student > Bachelor 25 13%
Researcher 19 10%
Unspecified 18 10%
Other 33 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 37 20%
Unspecified 30 16%
Chemistry 28 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 9%
Materials Science 16 9%
Other 60 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2018.
All research outputs
#939,578
of 12,662,735 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#31
of 2,481 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,135
of 242,822 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#2
of 125 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,662,735 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,481 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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