Document Type: Research article
Departmant of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, Iran.
Silver nanoparticles have proved to possess significant antibacterial properties. Nanosilver produced by electrochemical reduction stabilized by cellulose derivatives, has been evaluated by European standards (CEN TC 216) in order to find out whether they could be applied in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas as a suitable disinfectant. Moreover, bactericidal activity of nanosilver has been compared to Deconex 53 Instrument, which is a potent disinfectant. Silver nanoparticles not only passed the standards, but also showed a competitive bactericidal activity against Deconex 53.