Antibacterials: Synthesis, Properties and Biological Activities


Erika Collins (Editor)

Series: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology
BISAC: TEC009010

This book examines the synthesis, properties and biological activities of antibacterials. Chapter One focuses on the recent development of biomass antibacterials. Chapter Two provides comprehensive overview on smart materials based on structured noble metals covering its various forms from ultrathin layers over discrete metal islands up to isolated nanoparticles having exceptional properties applicable in prevention of bacterial infections. Chapter Three discusses general aspects regarding lectins and their purification and then reviews the state-of-art on antibacterial lectins, their action mechanisms, defensive roles and current efforts regarding their effective biotechnological application. Chapter Four reviews natural antibacterials for technical applications. Chapter Five studies antimicrobial activities of natural products from Libidibia ferrea (Mart. ex Tul.) L.P. Queiroz var. ferrea. Chapter Six discusses redox-active metal complexes with cycloaminomethyl derivatives of diphenols. Chapter Seven analyzes recent progress in the discovery and development of novel antibiotics during the first fifteen years of the 21st Century. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Synthesis and Properties of Biomass-Based Nanomaterials for Antibacterial Applications
Yan-Yan Dong, Ming-Guo Ma and Xue-Ming Zhang (Engineering Research Center of Forestry Biomass Materials and Bioenergy, Beijing Key Laboratory of Lignocellulosic Chemistry, College of Materials Sci-ence and Technology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, PR China)

Chapter 2. Smart Metal Nanostructures for Effective Bacterial Inhibition
Jakub Siegel, Oleksiy Lyutakov, Vladimíra Vosmanská, Markéta Pišlová, Markéta Polívková, Yevgeniya Kalachyova, and Václav Švorčík (Department of Solid State Engineering, University of Chemistry and Tecnology Prague, Technicka, Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 3. Antibacterial Lectins: Action Mechanisms, Defensive Roles and Biotechnological Potential
Thamara F. Procópio, Maiara C. Moura, Lidiane P. Albuquerque, Francis S. Gomes, Nataly D.L. Santos, Luana C.B.B. Coelho, Emmanuel V. Pontual, Patrícia M.G. Paiva, and Thiago H. Napoleão (Departamento de Bioquímica, Centro de Biociências, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Natural Antibacterials for Technical Applications
Thomas Grethe, Charlotte Vorneweg, Hajo Haase, Boris Mahltig (Research Institute of Textile and Clothing, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Webschulstr, Moenchengladbach, Germany, and others)

Chapter 5. Antimicrobial Activities of Natural Products from Libidibia ferrea (Mart. ex Tul.) L.P. Queiroz var.ferrea
Fernando Gomes Figueredo, Tania Maria Sarmento da Silva, Celso de Amorim Camara, Girliane Regina da Silva, Maria de Fátima Agra, Maynara Rodrigues Cavalcante, Jakson Gomes Figueiredo, Natalia Bitu Pinto, Rafael de Carvalho Mendes, Edinardo Fagner Ferreira Matias, Francisco Antônio Vieira dos Santos, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho, and Marta Maria de França Fonteles (Departamento de Farmácia /FFOE, Universidade Federal da Ceará, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6. Redox-active Metal Complexes with Cycloaminomethyl Derivatives of Diphenols: Antibacterial and SOD-Like Activity, Reduction of Cytochrome c
N.V. Loginova, H.I. Harbatsevich, T.V. Koval’chuk, N.P. Osipovich, Y.S. Halauko, Y.V. Faletrov, A.T. Gres (Faculty of Chemistry, Belarusian State University, Leningradskaya str., Minsk, Belarus, and others)

Chapter 7. A 21st Century Contribution to the Antibacterial Armamentarium: A Medicinal Chemist’s Perspective
Stefano Biondi and Mauro Panunzio (Head of Chemistry, Mfg and Controls, Univ. Bologna, Italy, and others)



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