Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
- Rebaz A. Omar, Aqeel I. Gheni, Karzan A. Omar. Antibacterialactivity of Zn/Nylon Nanocomposite against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria. INDIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL SCIENCES. V. 6, Issue 36; 29 Jun 2016; Page No. 11111-11121.
Synthesis of the Zinc/Nylon nanocomposite and testing their activity against the positive and
negative bacteria. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Nylon 6,10 prepared by the condensation polymerization
method between 1,6 hexamethylenediamine and sebacoyl chloride. Nylon 6, 10 was coated with different
concentration of Zinc nitrate to form zinc/Nylon nanocomposite and using sodium borohydride as
reducing agent. The polymer and nanocomposite were an analysis by FT-IR and XRF. The antibacterial
activity was carried out against Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922) and Staphylococcus aureus(ATCC 25923)
bacteria (Gram-positive and negative bacteria). Findings: The result shows that the zinc/Nylon
nanocomposite was sensitive for both types of bacteria and more sensitive for gram positive and
indicated that the Zn/nylon 6,10 antibacterial activity, it's very useful in food systems as a preservative
agent after further required investigations and risk assessments. Application/Improvements: The
application of Zn/ Nylon could be recommended as a preservative agent against foodborne pathogens, in
food production and processing, in medical plastic materials, Nylon bags for keeping foods in order to
avoid contamination with bacteria pathological.