Preparation of thymol incorporated organic-inorganic hybrid nanoflowers as a novel fenton agent with intrinsic catalytic and antimicrobial activities

Koca F. D.

INORGANIC AND NANO-METAL CHEMISTRY, no.0, pp.1-8, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24701556.2021.1980024
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8


First time in this study, thymol was used as organic component for the synthesis of hybrid Cu- nanoflowers alternative to these expensive molecules in a pH dependent manner. Thymol initiated the coordination reaction with copper II ions, which act inorganically in the formation of Cu-NFs. Morphology of thymol based hybrid nanoflowers (T-hNFs) was observed with SEM images (pH 5). The presence of copper II ions, crystal structure and the presence of functional groups in the structure of T-hNFs have been shown by EDX, and FTIR graphs, respectively. Furthermore, T-hNFs were found to have antimicrobial properties (MIC = 25 μg/ml) against fish pathogens. In terms of the catalytic activity of T-hNFs, guaiacol was oxidized to product and its oxidation was reached to saturation point in 90 min by increasing absorbance point from 0.01 (first 5 min) to 0.031(at 90 min) with 3 fold increase.