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Epoxidised soybean oil–Cu/Cu2O bio-nanocomposite material: synthesis and characterization with antibacterial activity

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A facile approach for the synthesis of a novel epoxidised soybean oil–Cu/Cu2O (ESO–Cu/Cu2O) bio-nanocomposite material via ultrasound irradiation was investigated. The synthesis was carried out using epoxidised soybean oil (ESO) and Cu/Cu2O nanoparticles (NPs) in presence of 4-dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP). In this composite, Cu/Cu2O NPs homogeneously anchored onto epoxidised soybean oil. The morphology and elemental compositions of the bio-nanocomposite material were determined with the help of scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and FTIR spectroscopy analysis. Investigation of plant-derived antibacterial materials as alternatives to synthetic antibacterial agents has generated great interest recently. In that direction, the antibacterial activity of resulting bio-nanocomposite material against Staphylococcus aureus as well as Escherichia coli bacteria was investigated. The synthesized ESO–Cu/Cu2O bio-nanocomposite material showed better antibacterial activity as compared to ESO, DMAP, and Cu/Cu2O NPs alone for the first time. This study endorses the bio-nanocomposite as a promising antibacterial material in a wide range of biological applications.

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The article was received on 08 Jan 2016, accepted on 11 Apr 2016 and first published on 12 Apr 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA00588H
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 38906-38912
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    Epoxidised soybean oil–Cu/Cu2O bio-nanocomposite material: synthesis and characterization with antibacterial activity

    M. S. Bhalerao, A. V. Patwardhan, M. A. Bhosale, V. M. Kulkarni and B. M. Bhanage, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 38906
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA00588H

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