What is it about?
In this study, two green procedures for Silver-Graphene Oxide (Ag-GO) nanocomposite synthesis were investigated. As a common method, AgNO3 was first loaded on the GO surface and then was reduced and stabilized by walnut green husk extract, producing Ag-GO-І. As an innovative approach, GO was first exposed to the extract and then the AgNO3 was added as the second step, producing Ag-GO-П.
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Why is it important?
Contrary to popular belief, the results of this investigation shows: o Graphene Oxide (GO) neither show antibacterial nor cytotoxic activities by itself. o Compounding of silver nanoparticles with GO does not necessarily result in enhanced antibacterial or cytotoxic activities. o The step of the synthesizing process on which reducing/stabilizing agent is added seriously affects the properties of final products.
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This page is a summary of: An Improved Method for Fabrication of Ag-GO Nanocomposite with Controlled Anti-Cancer and Anti-bacterial Behavior; A Comparative Study, Scientific Reports, June 2019, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45332-7.
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