Synthesis and Evaluation of Antibacterial Titanate Nanotubes
Antibacterial titanate nanotubes were synthesized by alkali digesting of metatitanic acid via hydrothermal route, following by cation-exchanged and immobilized with Ag+, Zn2+ and Cu2+. The conditions for nanotube synthesis and ion exchange were investigated; the microstructures of as-synthesized nanotubes were characterized by XRD, SEM, XPS and DTA/TG. The antibacterial performance of cation-doped titanate nanotubes was tested and evaluated by Escherichia Coli. and staphylococcus aureus.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
Y. H. Ling et al., "Synthesis and Evaluation of Antibacterial Titanate Nanotubes", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 707-712, 2005