Gold Nanoparticles Against Bacteria

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    Chemists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) are synthesizing gold spiky star-shaped nanoparticles and covering them with organic compounds. Tests proved the nanoparticles have an interesting property – under IR light exposure they exhibit antibacterial activity. Even in theory bacteria can’t be resistant to such particles, so they can be used for design of new materials applied in hospitals and in surgery rooms in particular, where new antibiotic-resistant bacteria are always appear. The results of this research have been recently published in the Chemistry Open.

    Period31 Mar 2017

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