Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2018, Page: 1-6
Study the Effect of Polycarbonate Superhydrophobic Nanocomposite on Antibacterial Activity
Muntadher Ismaiel Rahmah, Physics Department, College of Science, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
Raad Saadon Sabry, Physics Department, College of Science, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
Received: Aug. 31, 2018;       Accepted: Sep. 25, 2018;       Published: Oct. 23, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajn.20180401.11      View  194      Downloads  6
Abstract
A superhydrophobic and antibacterial surface on a glass substrate was fabricated by One-step phase separation method using the polycarbonate polymer and solvent \ non- solvent. The resulting surfaces showed a static water contact angle (CA) of 154° and excellent inhibition percentage of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. FESEM showed that the surface structure comprised branches or petals outside the "plant seabed's" formation, in addition to related AgNps and Ag with a rough structure. In order to test the stability, bacteria suspensions were poured above the surface and allowed to settle on top of the surface for several minutes, then, an Anti-adhesive effect of colonies bacteria evaluated with a very small percentage of bacteria adhesive on surfaces. This preparation method is advantageous as it does not require complicated or high-cost materials and is environmentally friendly and highly efficient.
Keywords
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, AgNps, Ag, Acetone, Dmf, Superhydrophobic, Polycarbonate, Rough Structure
To cite this article
Muntadher Ismaiel Rahmah, Raad Saadon Sabry, Study the Effect of Polycarbonate Superhydrophobic Nanocomposite on Antibacterial Activity, American Journal of Nanosciences. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ajn.20180401.11
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