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Antimicrobial potential of consolidation polymers loaded with biological copper nanoparticles

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, July 2016
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Title
Antimicrobial potential of consolidation polymers loaded with biological copper nanoparticles
Published in
BMC Microbiology, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12866-016-0766-8
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Authors

Ashraf M. M. Essa, Mohamed K. Khallaf

Abstract

Biodeterioration of historic monuments and stone works by microorganisms takes place as a result of biofilm production and secretion of organic compounds that negatively affect on the stone matrix. Copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) were prepared biologically using the headspace gases generated by the bacterial culture Escherichia coli Z1. The antimicrobial activity of CuNPs was evaluated against the bacterial strains Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Streptomyces parvulus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa as well as some fungal strains Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Fusarium solani and Alternaria solani. Biological CuNPs demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal activities higher than those of the untreated copper sulfate. At the same time, limestone and sandstone blocks treated with consolidation polymers functionalized with CuNPs recorded apparent antimicrobial activity against E. coli, S. parvulus and B. subtilis in addition to an improvement in the physical and mechanical characters of the treated stones. Furthermore, the elemental composition of CuNPs was elucidated using electron dispersive x-ray system connected with the scanning electron microscope. Consolidation polymers impregnated with CuNPs could be used to restrain microbial deterioration in addition to the refinement of physico-mechanical behavior of the historic stones.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Other 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 10 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 23%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 9%
Materials Science 3 7%
Chemistry 3 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 5%
Other 12 27%
Unknown 10 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2016.
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#3,681,473
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Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#535
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Outputs of similar age
#112,463
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#40
of 91 outputs
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