Discipline: Chemistry and Chemical Sciences
Subcategory: Chemistry (not Biochemistry)
James Zumhagen - Prairie State College
Co-Author(s): Suzanna Lemmon, Prairie State, Chicago heights
Solutions of Alanine, Histidine, Bovine serum and Glucose were mixed with silver nitrate and silver nanoparticles (SNP). The Interactions between SNP with amino acids and glucose were monitored by UV and FTIR spectroscopy. The UV absorbance spectrum showed a clear difference between the solutions with and without silver metals in the region between 700-250 nm. In addition, the chemical shift in the FTIR peaks and the line broadening suggest a clear interaction between the silver metal and the amino acids, protein and glucose. The anti-bacterial activity of these various metal complexes was examined against gram positive and gram negative bacteria.The data suggested that these various metal complexes possess an anti-bacterial effect.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): Prairie State College
Faculty Advisor: Medhat Shaibat, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: Synthesized solutions used, created the bacterial lawns, incubated all TSA plates, used the FT-IR machine and UV-vis spectroscopy machine to evaluate the samples.