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Antimicrobial silver: An unprecedented anion effect

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, November 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

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Title
Antimicrobial silver: An unprecedented anion effect
Published in
Scientific Reports, November 2014
DOI 10.1038/srep07161
Pubmed ID
Authors

J. R. Swathy, M. Udhaya Sankar, Amrita Chaudhary, Sahaja Aigal, Anshup, T. Pradeep

Abstract

Silver is an indispensable metal but its use has to be minimised for sustainable growth. Much of the silver lost during use is unrecoverable; an example being its use as an antimicrobial agent, a property known since ages. While developing methods to create an affordable drinking water purifier especially for the developing world, we discovered that 50 parts per billion (ppb) of Ag(+) released continuously from silver nanoparticles confined in nanoscale cages is enough to cause antimicrobial activity in conditions of normal water. Here we show that the antibacterial and antiviral activities of Ag(+) can be enhanced ~1,000 fold, selectively, in presence of carbonate ions whose concentration was maintained below the drinking water norms. The protective layers of the organisms were affected during the carbonate-assisted antimicrobial activity. It is estimated that ~1,300 tons of silver can be saved annually using this new way to enhance its antimicrobial activity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 127 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 27%
Researcher 21 16%
Student > Master 17 13%
Other 10 8%
Student > Bachelor 10 8%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 18 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 18 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 12%
Engineering 15 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 11%
Materials Science 9 7%
Other 32 25%
Unknown 25 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 October 2021.
All research outputs
#1,342,743
of 19,982,192 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#12,731
of 106,261 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,751
of 336,622 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#17
of 96 outputs
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