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Recent Findings from Yeungnam University Has Provided New Information about Zinc Compounds [Novel green synthetic strategy to prepare ZnO...

August 12, 2014



Recent Findings from Yeungnam University Has Provided New Information about Zinc Compounds [Novel green synthetic strategy to prepare ZnO nanocrystals using rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) peel extract and its antibacterial applications]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Zinc Compounds are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Kyongsan, South Korea, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "In the present investigation, we report a sustainable novel green synthetic strategy to synthesis zinc oxide nanocrystals. This is the first report on sustainable biosynthesis of zinc oxide nanocrystals employing Nephelium lappaceum L., peel extract as a natural ligation agent."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Yeungnam University, "Green synthesis of zinc oxide nanocrystals was carried out via zinc-ellagate complex formation using rambutan peel wastes. The successful formation of zinc oxide nanocrystals was confirmed employing standard characterisation studies. A possible mechanism for the formation of ZnO nanocrystals with rambutan peel extract was also proposed. The prepared ZnO nanocrystals were coated on the cotton fabric and their antibacterial activity were analyzed."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "ZnO nanocrystals coated cotton showed good antibacterial activity towards Escherichia coli (E. coli), gram negative bacteria and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), gram positive bacteria."

For more information on this research see: Novel green synthetic strategy to prepare ZnO nanocrystals using rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) peel extract and its antibacterial applications. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, 2014;41():17-27. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Zinc Compounds).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Yuvakkumar, Yeungnam University, Dept. of Nano Med & Polymer Mat, Kyongsan 712749, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include J. Suresh, A.J. Nathanael, M. Sundrarajan and S.I. Hong.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Kyongsan, Chemicals, Chemistry, Zinc Oxide, South Korea, Nanocrystal, Nanotechnology, Zinc Compounds, Emerging Technologies

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