Accession Number : ADA581506


Title :   Antibacterial Activity of Zinc Oxide-Coated Nanoporous Alumina


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL ENERGY SYSTEMS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Skoog, S A ; Bayati, M R ; Petrochenko, P E ; Stafslien, S ; Daniels, J ; Cilz, N ; Comstock, D J ; Elam, J W ; Narayan, R J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a581506.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : Nanoporous alumina membranes, also known as anodized aluminum oxide membranes, are being investigated for use in treatment of burn injuries and other skin wounds. In this study, atomic layer deposition was used for coating the surfaces of nanoporous alumina membranes with zinc oxide. Agar diffusion assays were used to show activity of zinc oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes against several bacteria found on the skin surface, including Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus epidermidis. On the other hand, zinc oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes did not show activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, and Candida albicans. These results suggest that zinc oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes have activity against some Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria that are associated with skin colonization and skin infection.


Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM OXIDES , *BACTERIA , *ZINC OXIDES , AGAR , BURNS(INJURIES) , DEPOSITION , MEMBRANES , POROSITY , SKIN(ANATOMY)


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology
      Inorganic Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE