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On the use of porous nanomaterials to photoinactivate E. coli with natural sunlight irradiation

Leitao, RCF and Trujillo, LN and Leitao, A and Albuquerque, RQ (2015) On the use of porous nanomaterials to photoinactivate E. coli with natural sunlight irradiation. Solar Energy, 122. pp. 1117-1122. ISSN 0038-092X

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Abstract

.An organic-inorganic hybrid material based on nanocrystals of zeolite L functionalized with silicon phthalocyanine can develop interesting properties when activated by natural sunlight. Cell viability tests show that this nanomaterial is able to photoinactivate mouse cells and Escherichia coli (. E. coli) bacteria, and is also very efficient against the self-defense mechanisms of E. coli during the first minutes of solar irradiation. The results suggest that Gram-negative E. coli become more resistant to singlet oxygen-based disinfection treatments at higher temperatures. The present work contributes to the development of new functional materials for a range of important sunlight-based applications. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zeolite L; Phtalocyanine; Escherichia coli; Photoinactivation; Natural sunlight
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 10:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 11:34
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.solener.2015.10.030
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4164

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