Co-Relating Metallic Nanoparticle Characteristics and Bacterial Toxicity by Anil K. SureshCo-Relating Metallic Nanoparticle Characteristics and Bacterial Toxicity by Anil K. Suresh

Co-Relating Metallic Nanoparticle Characteristics and Bacterial Toxicity

byAnil K. Suresh

Hardcover | April 10, 2015

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This brief gives a concise overview of nanoparticles and their microbial toxicity. It introduces various nanoparticles that are considered lethal to microbial cells (bacteria, virus and fungus) placing an emphasis on metal and metal oxide nanoparticles. The synthesis procedures (physical, chemical, microbial) that are often employed in their fabrication are also outlined. The interaction of various nanoparticles with microbes is described with attention given to the role of additives in the form of solvents, surfactants, capping materials. Commonly used experimental and analytical techniques that are often used to evaluate and determine the toxicity of nanoparticles towards different microorganisms are presented and comparative assessments on the differences between these procedures are described. The brief ends by explaining the toxicity of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles to microorganisms.
Dr. Anil K. Suresh, Ph.D. (Scientist D) is the holder of a Ramalingaswami fellowship and is currently based in the Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University in India.He was previously a Staff Scientist at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA.
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Title:Co-Relating Metallic Nanoparticle Characteristics and Bacterial ToxicityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:47 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:April 10, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319167952

ISBN - 13:9783319167954

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An Overview of Toxic Nanoparticles and their Interaction with Microbial Cells.- Analytical and Physical Characterization Techniques Employed to Assess Microbial Toxicity of Nanoparticles.- Toxicity of Metal oxide Nanoparticles; Bactericidal Activity and Stress Response .-Influence of Surface Coatings on the Bactericidal Activity of Nanoparticles.