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Novel conductive polypyrrole/zinc oxide/chitosan bionanocomposite: synthesis, characterization, antioxidant, and antibacterial activities

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, December 2014
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Title
Novel conductive polypyrrole/zinc oxide/chitosan bionanocomposite: synthesis, characterization, antioxidant, and antibacterial activities
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, December 2014
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s69740
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Authors

Saeideh Ebrahimiasl, Azmi Zakaria, Anuar Kassim, Sri Norleha Basri

Abstract

An antibacterial and conductive bionanocomposite (BNC) film consisting of polypyrrole (Ppy), zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs), and chitosan (CS) was electrochemically synthesized on indium tin oxide (ITO) glass substrate by electrooxidation of 0.1 M pyrrole in aqueous solution containing appropriate amounts of ZnO NPs uniformly dispersed in CS. This method enables the room temperature electrosynthesis of BNC film consisting of ZnO NPs incorporated within the growing Ppy/CS composite. The morphology of Ppy/ZnO/CS BNC was characterized by scanning electron microscopy. ITO-Ppy/CS and ITO-Ppy/ZnO/CS bioelectrodes were characterized using the Fourier transform infrared technique, X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric analysis. The electrical conductivity of nanocomposites was investigated by a four-probe method. The prepared nanocomposites were analyzed for antioxidant activity using the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl assay. The results demonstrated that the antioxidant activity of nanocomposites increased remarkably by addition of ZnO NPs. The electrical conductivity of films showed a sudden decrease for lower weight ratios of ZnO NPs (5 wt%), while it was increased gradually for higher ratios (10, 15, and 20 wt%). The nanocomposites were analyzed for antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The results indicated that the synthesized BNC is effective against all of the studied bacteria, and its effectiveness is higher for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The thermal stability and physical properties of BNC films were increased by an increase in the weight ratio of ZnO NPs, promising novel applications for the electrically conductive polysaccharide-based nanocomposites, particularly those that may exploit the antimicrobial nature of Ppy/ZnO/CS BNCs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 1%
Malaysia 1 1%
India 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 65 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 25%
Researcher 10 14%
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Student > Master 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 11 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 12 17%
Materials Science 11 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Chemical Engineering 4 6%
Other 17 25%
Unknown 16 23%

Attention Score in Context

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#2,106,083
of 4,716,450 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#315
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#65,516
of 156,920 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#11
of 38 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 4,716,450 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 52nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,224 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 1.7. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its peers.
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