Photo-antimicrobial efficacy of zinc complexes of porphyrin and phthalocyanine activated by inexpensive consumer LED lamp

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    Abstract

    The properties and antimicrobial efficacies of zinc complexes of tetrakis(N-methylpyridinium-4-yl) tetraiodide porphyrin and tetrakis(N-methylpyridinium-4-yl) tetraiodide phthalocyanine impregnated to paper were evaluated. Photo-inactivation of microbes using inexpensive consumer light-emitting diode lamp was assessed on surface of dyed papers. Antimicrobial experiments of phthalocyanine-dyed paper by live cell assessment through colony forming units counting demonstrated 3.72 and 4.01 log reduction against Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Acinetobacter baylyi (A. baylyi) respectively after 1 h of illumination with 35 mW/cm2 light. The porphyrin-dyed paper exhibited 1.66 and 2.01 log reduction in colony forming units against E. coli and A. baylyi respectively after 1 h exposure with 4 mW/cm2 light. Both dyed papers were photo-stable after 64 h of continuous exposure with 42 mW/cm2 light, while phthalocyanine-dyed paper exhibited superior leaching stability in phosphate-buffered saline.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)94-100
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Inorganic Biochemistry
    Volume183
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry

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