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Title: Structure and enhanced antimicrobial activity of mechanically activated nano TiO<inf>2</inf>
Authors: Pavlović, Vera
Vujancevic, Jelena
Mašković, Pavle
Cirkovic J.
Papan, Jelena
Kosanović, Darko
Dramicanin, Miroslav
Petrovic, Predrag
Vlahović B.
Pavlović, Vladimir
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: © 2019 The American Ceramic Society Titanium dioxide is a photocatalyst, known not only for its ability to oxidize organic contaminants, but also for its antimicrobial properties. In this article, significant enhancement of the antimicrobial activity of TiO2 (up to 32 times) was demonstrated after its activation by ball milling. The antimicrobial activity was analyzed for one fungal and 13 bacterial ATCC strains using the microdilution method and recording the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values. In order to further investigate the correlation between the mechanical activation of TiO2 and its antimicrobial activity, the structure, morphology and phase composition of the material were studied by means of Electron Microscopy, X-ray diffraction and nitrogen adsorption-desorption measurements. UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectra were recorded and the Kubelka-Munk function was applied to convert reflectance into the equivalent band gap energy (Eg) and, consequently, to investigate changes in the Eg value. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to analyze the influence of mechanical activation on the Ti 2p and O 1s spectra. The presented results are expected to enable the development of more sustainable and effective advanced TiO2-based materials with antimicrobial properties that could be used in numerous green technology applications.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1111/jace.16668
ISSN: 0002-7820
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85068648566
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