Ligands affecting silver antimicrobial efficacy on Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica.

@article{MartnezAbad2013LigandsAS,
  title={Ligands affecting silver antimicrobial efficacy on Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica.},
  author={Antonio Mart{\'i}nez-Abad and Gl{\`o}ria S{\'a}nchez and Jose Maria Lagaron and Mar{\'i}a Jose Ocio},
  journal={Food chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={139 1-4},
  pages={281-8}
}
Although silver is being extensively used in food or other applications as the key component to control microbial proliferation, many factors affecting its real potential are still unknown. In the present work, the presence of specific ligands or the contents in organic matter was correlated with silver speciation and its antibacterial performance. Silver was found to be only active in form of free silver ions (FSI). The presence of chloride ions produced an equilibrium of stable silver… CONTINUE READING