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American Elements Z-MITE™ Zinc Oxide Nanopowder
Categories: Ceramic; Oxide

Material Notes: General Description

Z-MITE powders are inorganic zinc-oxide nanoparticles with antibacterial, antifungal, anti-corrosion, catalytic, and UV filtering properties. Z-MITE-A products are uncoated and hydrophilic. Z-MITE-O products are coated with an organic silane (1-4%) and are hydrophobic. Particles are available in the size range of 10-200 nm.

Applications

Z-MITE nanoparticles are useful as antibacterial and antifungal agents when incorporated into materials, such as surface coatings (paints), textiles, and plastics. The bacteriostatic and fungistatic behavior of Zinc Oxide is well studied and utilized in personal care products. The enhanced surface area of Z-MITE nanoparticles allows for increased interaction with bacteria. This permits using a smaller amount of Zinc Oxide for the same or improved biostatic behavior.

Zinc oxide is non-toxic, and compatible with skin, making it a suitable additive for textiles and surfaces that come in contact with humans. Zinc Oxide’s UV attenuation properties also make Z-MITE an effective additive to packaging plastics to prevent UV damage.

Zinc Oxide is also used as a catalyst for methanol synthesis. The increase in surface area of nanoscale Zinc Oxide compared to larger powders has the potential to improve the efficiency of these processes.

Z-MITE nanoparticles are available with specific compatibility towards both aqueous and organic solvents, allowing for incorporation into most material processes.

Key Words: Formula: ZnO; CAS Number: 1314-13-2
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