Single-walled carbon nanotubes-ciprofloxacin nanoantibiotic: strategy to improve ciprofloxacin antibacterial activity

Mohyeddin Assali, Abdel Naser Zaid, Farah Abdallah, Motasem Almasri, Rasha Khayyat
  • International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2017, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/ijn.s140625

SWCNTs-ciprofloxacin nanoantibiotic

What is it about?

The paper is reported the covalent functionalization of single walled carbon nanotubes with ciprofloxacin in order to improve its antibacterial activity against different types of bacteria.

Why is it important?

it is first time the SWCNTs are functionalized with ciprofloxacin covalently with a high cellular and blood biocompatibility. In addition, the excellent improvment of the antibacterial activity with 16 folds in comparison to the ciprofloxacin alone.

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The following have contributed to this page: Abdel Naser Zaid and Mohyeddin Assali