Synthesis and characterization of carboxymethyl chitosan nanogels for swelling studies and antimicrobial activity

  • Farag R
  • Mohamed R
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Abstract

Nanogels of a binary system of carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCh) and poly- (vinyl alcohol) PVA, were successfully synthesized by a novel in situ process. They were also characterized by various analytical tools like Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). They were studied for their unique swelling properties in water and different pH solutions. They were also investigated for their great ability to capture or isolate bacteria and fungi from \r
aquatic environments.

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  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Carboxymethyl chitosan
  • Nanogels
  • Poly(vinyl alcohol)
  • Swelling ability

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