One-Step Synthesis and Antibacterial Properties of Polyaniline/TiO2 Nanocomposites
Polyaniline(PANI)/TiO2 nanocomposites are successful synthesized by one step-interfacial polymerization method. Morphologies and structures of the nanocomposites are characterized using SEM, FTIR, and XRD. The antibacterial properties of PANI/TiO2 nanocomposites on Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Bacillus megateriu and Bacillus cereus are tested. The effect of molar ratio of aniline and tetrabutyl titanate on structures and antibacterial properties are also been explored. The results show that the content of tetrabutyl titanate has a obvious influence on structure and morphologies of the nanocomposites. PANI/TiO2 nanocomposites have antibacterial properties especially on Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, which shows a best antibacterial property when the molar ratio of aniline to tetrabutyl titanate is 3:2.
Helen Zhang, David Jin and X.J. Zhao
T. W. Hu et al., "One-Step Synthesis and Antibacterial Properties of Polyaniline/TiO2 Nanocomposites", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 534, pp. 78-81, 2012