Cu2O nanoparticles synthesized by green and chemical routes, and evaluation of their antibacterial and antifungal effect on functionalized textiles

David Asmat-Campos, Gabriela Montes de Oca-Vásquez, Jesús Rojas-Jaimes, Daniel Delfín-Narciso, Luisa Juárez-Cortijo, Renny Nazario-Naveda, Diego Batista Menezes, Reinaldo Pereira, Marcos Simbrón de la Cruz

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Abstract

The potential for the application of metal-containing nanomaterials at the nanoscale promotes the opportunity to search for new methods for their elaboration, with special attention to those sustainable methods. In response to these challenges, we have investigated a new method for green synthesis of cuprous oxide nanoparticles (Cu2O NPs) using Myrciaria dubia juice as an organic reductant and, comparing it with chemical synthesis, evaluating in both cases the influence of the volume of the organic (juice) and chemical (ascorbic acid) reductants, for which a large number of techniques such as spectrophotometry, EDX spectrometry, TEM, SEM, DLS, FTIR spectroscopy have been used. Likewise, the nanomaterial with better morphological characteristics, stability, and size homogeneity has been applied in the functionalization of textiles by means of in situ and post-synthesis impregnation methods. The success of the synthesis process has been demonstrated by the antimicrobial activity (bacteria and fungi) of textiles impregnated with Cu2O NPs.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00785
JournalBiotechnology Reports
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Cuprous oxide nanoparticles
  • Green synthesis
  • Textile functionalization

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