Engineered Metal Nanoparticles and Bactericidal Properties
In this chapter, the bactericidal properties of engineered metal nanoparticles will be discussed. Toxicity assessments for nanoparticles, reasons for nanoparticles being considered toxic, and the necessity to understand the toxicity for nanoparticles, various causes, and the proposed mechanisms behind nanotoxicity will be described. Also, details on the various techniques used to assess bactericidal activity, their advantages and limitations, influence of size, shape, surface coatings, along with the mechanistic of bacteria–nanoparticle interactions will be discussed.
KeywordsBactericidal Comparative Drug resistance Metal nanoparticles Toxicity
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