Karzan Omar - Antibacterial Activity of ZnNylon Nanocomposite against Escherichia Coli and Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria

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    •       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.

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