Document Type : Original Research Paper
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria.
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria
Microbiology Laboratory, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria
Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe, Nigeria
MgO@SiO2 nanocomposite was synthesized using mechanochemical method and
its formation was confirmed by FTIR and Uv-visible spectroscopic techniques.
The antibacterial effect of MgO@SiO2 nanocomposite was carried out on bacterial
isolates; gram-positive bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneunoniae) and gramnegative bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginasa, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella typhi) using Agar well diffusion method. The results showed that MgO@SiO2 nanocomposite can find application as antibiotics against the investigated microbes.