Graphene-based Nanostructures for Antibacterial Purposes

S. Watcharotone, V. Intasanta
National Science and Technology Development Agency, TH

Keywords: graphene, antibacterial

Summary:

Graphene has been widely used in energy and electronics applications, as well as to achieve better mechanical and optical performances of nanocomposites. This work highlights the antibacterial aspect of graphene nanomaterials. It has been reported that graphene has a potential use for antibacterial purposes. Due to its high surface area and high density sheet edges, graphene sheets physically damage cell membranes. Moreover, chemically reduced graphene oxide has been reported to chemically damage cells. This work demonstrate a process to prepare highly porous reduced graphene oxide, which improves physical effect of antibacterial activity.