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New Nanocomposites Study Findings Have Been Reported by G. Fiorani and Co-Researchers

May 23, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanocomposites have been published. According to news reporting from Arcavacata di Rende, Italy, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Polyoxometalates (POMs) were used, together with chitosan (CS), to obtain hybrid nanoaggregates. Three representative POMs were efficiently assembled into nanoparticles of few hundred nm diameter, featuring entangled ribbons substructure."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "In order to establish suitable preparation and stability conditions, the assemblies were characterized in solution by UV-Vis spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering and zeta-potential. The nanoparticles were tested against E. coli (10(6) CFU/ml) in aqueous solution, showing a synergic activity of the heteropolyacid H5PMo10V2O40 and CS."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "For such components, a highly porous and antibacterial film was obtained upon lyophilisation of the colloidal mixture."

For more information on this research see: Chitosan-Polyoxometalate Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and Application as Antimicrobial Agents. Journal of Cluster Science, 2014;25(3):839-854. Journal of Cluster Science can be contacted at: Springer, Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Journal of Cluster Science -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Fiorani, ITM CNR, I-87030 Arcavacata Di Rende, CS, Italy. Additional authors for this research include O. Saoncella, P. Kaner, S.A. Altinkaya, A. Figoli, M. Bonchio and M. Carraro (see also Nanocomposites).

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Arcavacata di Rende, Emerging Technologies

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