Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


Kamil Kornaus

Recent publications
1.  Działak P., Syczewski Marcin D., Błachowski A., Kornaus K., Bajda T., Zych , Osial M., Borkowski A., Surface modification of magnetic nanoparticles by bacteriophages and ionic liquids precursors, RSC Advances, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/d2ra06661k, Vol.13, pp.926-936 , 2023

Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have recently been a point of interest for many researchers due to their properties. However, the studies on the influence of bacteriophages on the synthesis of MNPs seem to be lacking. Furthermore, bacteriophage-modified MNPs have not been combined with n-alkyl quaternary ammonium ionic liquid precursors (QAS). In this study, the aim was to assess the influence of two distinctly different bacteriophages (Escherichia phage P1 and Pseudomonas phage Φ6) on MNPs synthesis in the presence or absence of QAS. Synthesized MNPs have been characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Mössbauer spectroscopy in terms of changes in the crystallographic structure; scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for changes in the morphology; and ζ-potential. Moreover, the sorption parameters and the loss of viability of bacteria that interacted with MNPs have been determined. The sorption of bacteria differs significantly among the tested samples. Furthermore, the viability of the bacteria adsorbed on MNPs varies in the presence of QAS, depending on the length of the n-alkyl chain. The study has revealed that MNPs can be bound with bacteriophages. Mössbauer spectroscopy has also revealed the probable influence of bacteriophages on the formation of crystals. However, these phenomena require further studies.

Działak P. - other affiliation
Syczewski Marcin D. - other affiliation
Błachowski A. - other affiliation
Kornaus K. - other affiliation
Bajda T. - other affiliation
Zych  - other affiliation
Osial M. - IPPT PAN
Borkowski A. - other affiliation

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