Title : Spectral, morphological, and antibacterial studies of conducting copolymers, and their nanocomposites
Pyrrole and methyl anthranilate were copolymerized in different molar ratios in the presence of, H2O2, and FeSO4 at ambient temperature and pressure to obtain efficient conducting copolymers, Ppy-MA. These conducting copolymers, Ppy-MA, were in situ reacted with silver nanoparticles to generate nanocomposites, Ag@Ppy-MA, which exhibit enhanced electrical conductivity. The spectra and morphology of different copolymers, Ppy-MA, and their nanocomposites, Ag@Ppy-MA, were analyzed using Fourier transform infrared, SEM, tunneling electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, and differential thermal analysis. These studies have shown that the nanocomposites, Ag@Ppy-MA, are thermally more stable and good electrical conductors as compared with their copolymers, Ppy-MA. The antibacterial activity of the copolymers, Ppy-MA, prepared from different monomer ratios and their nanocomposites, Ag@Ppy-MA, has been carried out using disk diffusion method. The copolymers, Ppy-MA, and its nanocomposites, Ag@Ppy-MA, were screened against the standard drug Ciprofloxacin. The results clearly suggest that the nanocomposites, Ag@Ppy-MA, are better antibacterial agent as compared with their copolymers, Ppy-MA.
Audience Take Away:
- The audience will have an overview on the synthetic procedures, characterization methodologies used for the synthesis of copolymers and their Nano composites.
- The audience will have an understanding about the biological applications of Nano composites as antimicrobial candidate.
- As per the findings, the Nano composites are antimicrobial in nature; therefore it is obvious that the recent study can be carried out further by other scientist, such as in vivo screening, formulation of a drug or some other biological studies.
- This research can also be used by other faculty to expand their research using the similar procedure for other reactants or copolymers or similar approach to other parameters as well as can be used for updating the knowledge on the recent approaches for teaching.