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Nanomaterials ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 12 (2) ◽  
pp. 268
Taesung Ha ◽  
Thi Tuyet Mai Pham ◽  
Mikyung Kim ◽  
Yeon-Hee Kim ◽  
Ji-Hyun Park ◽  

The pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 in the year of 2020 that drastically changed everyone’s life has raised the urgent and intense need for the development of more efficacious antiviral material. This study was designed to develop copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) as an antiviral agent and to validate the antiviral activities of developed copper NP. The Cu NPs were synthesized using a high energy electron beam, and the characteristic morphologies and antiviral activities of Cu NPs were evaluated. We found that Cu NPs are of spherical shape and uniformly distributed, with a diameter of around 100 nm, as opposed to the irregular shape of commercially available copper microparticles (Cu MPs). An X-ray diffraction analysis showed the presence of Cu and no copper oxide II and I in the Cu NPs. A virus inactivation assay revealed no visible viral DNA after 10- and 30-min treatment of H1N1 virus with the Cu NPs. The infectivity of the Cu NPs-treated H1N1 virus significantly decreased compared with that of the Cu MPs-treated H1N1 virus. The viability of A549 bronchial and Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells infected with Cu NPs-treated H1N1 was significantly higher than those infected with Cu MPs-treated H1N1 virus. We also found cells infected with Cu NPs-treated H1N1 virus exhibited a markedly decreased presence of virus nucleoprotein (NuP), an influenza virus-specific structural protein, compared with cells infected with Cu MPs-treated H1N1 virus. Taken together, our study shows that Cu NPs are a more effective and efficacious antiviral agent compared with Cu MPs and offer promising opportunities for the prevention of devastatingly infectious diseases.

Mahsa Badrooh ◽  
Faezeh Shokrollahi ◽  
Shaghayegh Javan ◽  
Taraneh Ghasemipour ◽  
Samira Rezaei Mojdehi ◽  

Polymers ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 14 (2) ◽  
pp. 237
Peng-Yang Huang ◽  
Chen-Yang Huang ◽  
Jia-Wun Li ◽  
Sheng-Yen Shen ◽  
Chih-Chia Cheng ◽  

Through the use of organic/inorganic hybrid dispersants—which are composed of polymeric dispersant and two-dimension nanomaterial graphene oxide (GO)—copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) were found to exhibit nano stability, air-stable characteristics, as well as long-term conductive stability. The polymeric dispersant consists of branched poly(oxyethylene)-segmented esters of trimellitic anhydride adduct (polyethylene glycol−trimethylolpropane−trimellitic anhydride, designated as PTT). PTT acts as a stabilizer for CuNPs, which are synthesized via in situ polymerization and redox reaction of the precursor Cu(CH3COO)2 within an aqueous system, and use graphene oxide to avoid the reduction reaction of CuNPs. The results show that after 30 days of storage the CuNPs/PTT/GO composite film maintains a highly conductive network (9.06 × 10−1 Ω/sq). These results indicate that organic/inorganic PTT/GO hybrid dispersants can effectively maintain the conductivity stability of CuNPs and address the problem of CuNP oxidation. Finally, the new CuNPs/PTT/GO composite film was applied to the electrocardiogram (ECG) smart clothes. This way, a stable and antioxidant-sensing electrode can be produced, which is expected to serve as a long-term ECG monitoring device.

2022 ◽  
pp. 257-260
M. Yeadon ◽  
J.C. Yang ◽  
R.S. Averback ◽  
J.W. Bullard ◽  
J.M. Gibson

2022 ◽  
Jiajun Wang ◽  
Li Yang ◽  
Tingjun Fu ◽  
Fanhui Meng ◽  
Zhong Li

Copper nanoparticles confined in the mesopores of ordered mesoporous carbons (OMCs) are prepared for the catalysis in methanol oxidative carbonylation, and the confinement effects on properties of the catalysts are...

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