Antimicrobial properties of MFe 2 O 4 (M = Mn, Mg)/reduced graphene oxide composites synthesized via solvothermal method

El Hadji Mamour Sakho, Jiya Jose, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Oluwatobi S. Oluwafemi

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Abstract

We herein report the synthesis of MFe 2 O 4 (M = Mn, Mg)/reduced graphene oxide (MFe 2 O 4 /RGO) through a simple and novel pressure cooker assisted solvothermal method. The structure and morphology of the as-prepared materials were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopic (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The antimicrobial study revealed that the as-synthesized materials displayed good antibacterial effect against E. coli and S. aureus bacteria. In addition, due to the small particle size of MnFe 2 O 4 , MnFe 2 O 4 /RGO nanocomposite show better antibacterial activity than MgFe 2 O 4 /RGO nanocomposite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
Volume95
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial
  • Decoration
  • Nanocomposite
  • Spinel ferrites
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials

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