Synthesis and Antimicrobial Study of Co-Ni-Cd Nanoferrites


Synthesis and Antimicrobial Study of Co-Ni-Cd Nanoferrites

M. Raghasudha

CoxNi0.5Cd0.5-xFe2O4 (x = 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5) nanoferrites were synthesized by citrate-gel auto combustion method. Antimicrobial study was tested on Gram-negative bacteria and Gram-positive bacteria by adopting disc-diffusion agar method. The prepared nanoferrites show excellent antimicrobial function with a zone of inhibition of 10-12 mm against E. coli, 5-7 mm against K. pneumonia, 9-12 mm against B. subtilis and 5-7 mm against S. aureus. Inhibition of the growth was ascertained with reference to Ampicillin, a standard antibacterial drug, that acts as positive control. The antibacterial properties of the prepared ferrites bid great challenges in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.

Nanoferrites, Structural Properties, Citrate-Gel Auto Combustion Method, Anti-Microbial Study

Published online 8/25/2020, 17 pages

Citation: M. Raghasudha, Synthesis and Antimicrobial Study of Co-Ni-Cd Nanoferrites, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 83, pp 117-133, 2020


Part of the book on Magnetic Oxides and Composites II

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