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Zn2+-exchange kinetics and antimicrobial properties of synthetic zirconium umbite (K2ZrSi3O9·H2O)

Zn2+-exchange kinetics and antimicrobial properties of synthetic zirconium umbite (K2ZrSi3O9·H2O)

Coleman, Nichola J., Lewis, Samantha P., Mendham, Andrew P. and Trivedi, Vivek (2009) Zn2+-exchange kinetics and antimicrobial properties of synthetic zirconium umbite (K2ZrSi3O9·H2O). Journal of Porous Materials, 17 (6). pp. 747-753. ISSN 1380-2224 (Print), 1573-4854 (Online) (doi:10.1007/s10934-009-9346-8)

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Abstract

Zirconium umbite, K(2)ZrSi(3)O(9)center dot H(2)O, is a microporous framework ion exchanger whose potential as a carrier for Zn(2+) ions in antimicrobial formulations has not yet been investigated. Accordingly, batch Zn(2+)-exchange kinetics of synthetic zirconium umbite (K-UM) and the subsequent antimicrobial action of the zinc-bearing phase (Zn-UM) against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli are reported. Nonstoicheiometric over-exchange of Zn(²) for K(+) was observed and attributed to hydrolysis and complexation reactions of Zn(²⁺) within the umbite framework. The exchange process, which was described by a simple pseudo-first-order model (k (1) = 2.69 x 10(-4) min(-1), R (2) = 0.992), did not achieve equilibrium within 120 h at 25 A degrees C, by which time the uptake of zinc was found to be 1.04 mmol g(-1). The minimal bactericidal concentrations of Zn-UM for E. coli and S. aureus were found to be > 10 g cm(3) and < 1.0 g cm(3), respectively.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgments (funding): NJC acknowledges, with gratitude, financial support for this research from The Royal Society and from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Uncontrolled Keywords: framework zirconium silicate, umbite, ion-exchange, pseudo-first-order kinetics, zinc, antimicrobial
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:11
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7217

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