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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using cranberry powder aqueous extract: characterization and antimicrobial properties

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, December 2015
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Title
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using cranberry powder aqueous extract: characterization and antimicrobial properties
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, December 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s87268
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Amal El-Kamel, Asmaa Ashour, Dina Raafat, Hanan El-Goweily

Abstract

The growing threat of microbial resistance against traditional antibiotics has prompted the development of several antimicrobial nanoparticles (NPs), including silver NPs (AgNPs). In this article, a simple and eco-friendly method for the synthesis of AgNPs using the cranberry powder aqueous extract is reported. Cranberry powder aqueous extracts (0.2%, 0.5%, and 0.8% w/v) were allowed to interact for 24 hours with a silver nitrate solution (10 mM) at 30°C at a ratio of 1:10. The formation of AgNPs was confirmed by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and their concentrations were determined using atomic absorption spectroscopy. The prepared NPs were evaluated by transmission electron microscopy, measurement of ζ-potential, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. The in vitro antimicrobial properties of AgNPs were then investigated against several microbial strains. Finally, in vivo appraisal of both wound-healing and antimicrobial properties of either plain AgNPs (prepared using 0.2% extract) or AgNP-Pluronic F-127 gel was conducted in a rat model after induction of a Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538P wound infection. The formation of AgNPs was confirmed by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, where a surface-plasmon resonance absorption peak was observed between 432 and 438 nm. Both size and concentration of the formed AgNPs increased with increasing concentration of the extracts. The developed NPs were stable, almost spherical, and polydisperse, with a size range of 1.4-8.6 nm. The negative ζ-potential values, as well as Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy analysis, indicated the presence of a capping agent adsorbed onto the surface of the particles. In vitro antimicrobial evaluation revealed a size-dependent activity of the AgNPs against the tested organisms. Finally, AgNPs prepared using 0.2% extract exhibited a substantial in vivo healing potential for full-thickness excision wounds in rats. AgNPs were successfully synthesized from a silver nitrate solution through a simple green route, using cranberry powder aqueous extract as a reducing as well as capping agent.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Student > Master 11 15%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 14 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 11%
Materials Science 6 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 8%
Other 19 26%
Unknown 19 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 07 September 2016.
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#5,949,743
of 11,527,883 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#560
of 2,284 outputs
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#107,394
of 309,970 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#22
of 90 outputs
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