Antifungal activity of polymer-based copper nanocomposite coatings

Nicola Cioffi*, Luisa Torsi, Nicoletta Ditaranto, Luigia Sabbatini, Pier Giorgio Zambonin, Giuseppina Tantillo, Lina Ghibelli, Maria D'Alessio, Teresa Bleve-Zacheo, Enrico Traversa

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The antifungal activity of polymer based copper nanocomposite coatings was discussed. The antifungal were spinnable coatings with controlled copper releasing properties. Electrochemical synthesis was performed to prepare the Cu nanoparticles in an alkyl ammonium micellar environment. It was observed that fungal growth was inhibited on the nanocomposite-coated materials, and the antifungal activity could be modulated by controlling the Cu nanoparticle loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2417-2419
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 20 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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