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Table 3 Size, size distribution, zeta potential of ZnO NPs and BCD-ZnO NPs and encapsulation efficiency of drug (quercetin, naringin, ceftriaxone, ampicillin and amphotericin B) loaded BCD-ZnO NPs

From: Zinc oxide nanoparticles conjugated with clinically-approved medicines as potential antibacterial molecules

S. no. Nanoparticles (NPs) Size range (nm) Polydispersity Index (PDI) Zeta potential (mV) Drug encapsulation efficiency (EE%)
1 ZnO NPs 15–25 0.101 − 5.2
2 BCD-ZnO NPs 25–45 0.103 − 9.7
1 QT-ZnO-BCD NPs 65–85 0.185 − 11.6 52.5
2 NAR-ZnO-BCD NPs 75–95 0.131 − 15.1 44.5
3 CFT-ZnO-BCD NPs 75–110 0.212 − 14.7 47.5
4 AMP-ZnO-BCD NPs 70–90 0.127 − 12.8 40.0
5 AMB-ZnO-BCD NPs 50–80 0.201 − 13.4 49.5