ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Investigation of Antibacterial Activity of POMA Nanocomposites
Altaf Hussain 1
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Munawar Iqbal 2
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Arif Nazir 3  
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Saima Naz 5
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Department of Chemistry, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad-Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore-Pakistan
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Institute of Chemical Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan-Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Gilgit-Pakistan
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Arif Nazir   

Department of Chemistry, University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan, 1-Km Raiwind Road, Lahore, 54000 Lahore, Pakistan
Online publish date: 2019-03-21
Submission date: 2018-01-16
Final revision date: 2018-06-26
Acceptance date: 2018-07-03
 
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In this study, antibacterial activity of the prepared nanocomposites [poly (o-methoxy-aniline); POMA] at different concentrations was tested on bacterial strains. Nanocomposites were prepared by in situ chemical polymerization of ortho anisidine monomer in acidic medium with ammonium peroxydisulphate (APS) as an oxidant. The composition, structure and morphology of the polymer and nanocomposites were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and UV-vis spectroscopy. Different concentrations of Ni NPs (1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%) were used to confirm the characteristics of the synthesized nanocomposites. Antibacterial activity was tested against two strains i.e. E. coli and S. typhi. A significant increase in the antibacterial activity of nanocomposites has been observed with the increase in concentration of Ni NPs. Excellent antibacterial activity was observed with nanocomposite having 5% Ni NPs.
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