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dc.contributor.authorTaghizadeh, Seyedeh-Masoumehen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLal, Nehaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorEbrahiminezhad, Alirezaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMoeini, Fatemehen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSeifan, Mostafaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGhasemi, Younesen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBerenjian, Aydinen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-29T00:10:46Z
dc.date.available2020-03-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-05-29T00:10:46Z
dc.date.issued2020en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationTaghizadeh, S.-M., Lal, N., Ebrahiminezhad, A., Moeini, F., Seifan, M., Ghasemi, Y., & Berenjian, A. (2020). Green and economic fabrication of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Nanorods as a broadband UV blocker and antimicrobial agent. Nanomaterials, 10(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10030530en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13595
dc.description.abstractZinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles have gained widespread interest due to their unique properties, making them suitable for a range of applications. Several methods for their production are available, and of these, controlled synthesis techniques are particularly favourable. Large-scale culturing of Chlorella vulgaris produces secretory carbohydrates as a waste product, which have been shown to play an important role in directing the particle size and morphology of nanoparticles. In this investigation, ZnO nanorods were produced through a controlled synthesis approach using secretory carbohydrates from C. vulgaris, which presents a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to the existing techniques. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and UV-Vis spectroscopy were used to characterise the nanorods. The prepared nanorods exhibited a broad range of UV absorption, which suggests that the particles are a promising broadband sun blocker and are likely to be effective for the fabrication of sunscreens with protection against both UVB (290–320 nm) and UVA (320–400 nm) radiations. The antimicrobial activity of the prepared nanorods against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria was also assessed. The nanostructures had a crystalline structure and rod-like appearance, with an average length and width of 150 nm and 21 nm, respectively. The nanorods also demonstrated notable antibacterial activity, and 250 μg/mL was determined to be the most effective concentration. The antibacterial properties of the ZnO nanorods suggest its suitability for a range of antimicrobial uses, such as in the food industry and for various biomedical applications
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherMDPIen_NZ
dc.rights© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectTechnologyen_NZ
dc.subjectNanoscience & Nanotechnologyen_NZ
dc.subjectMaterials Science, Multidisciplinaryen_NZ
dc.subjectScience & Technology - Other Topicsen_NZ
dc.subjectMaterials Scienceen_NZ
dc.subjectcontrolled synthesisen_NZ
dc.subjectzinc oxide nanorodsen_NZ
dc.subjectsecretory compoundsen_NZ
dc.subjectChlorella vulgarisen_NZ
dc.subjectbroadband UV blockeren_NZ
dc.subjectantimicrobial activityen_NZ
dc.subjectANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITYen_NZ
dc.subjectOPTICAL-PROPERTIESen_NZ
dc.subjectTITANIUM-DIOXIDEen_NZ
dc.subjectLEAF EXTRACTen_NZ
dc.subjectNANOPARTICLESen_NZ
dc.subjectNANOSTRUCTURESen_NZ
dc.subjectGROWTHen_NZ
dc.subjectMORPHOLOGYen_NZ
dc.subjectMECHANISMen_NZ
dc.subjectTOXICITYen_NZ
dc.titleGreen and economic fabrication of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Nanorods as a broadband UV blocker and antimicrobial agenten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/nano10030530en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfNanomaterialsen_NZ
pubs.elements-id252145
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume10en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn2079-4991en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noARTN 530


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