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Activity of catalytic silver nanoparticles modulated by capping agent hydrophobicity.  

PubMed

In this paper, a facile in situ method is reported for the preparation of catalytic silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using N-acyl tyramine (NATA) with variable hydrophobic acyl length. Scanning electron microscopic analysis shows that NATA exists initially as larger aggregates in alkaline aqueous solution. The addition of AgNO3 dissociates these larger aggregate and subsequently promotes the formation of self-assembled NATA and AgNPs. Characterization of AgNPs using UV-vis spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope revealed that the hydrophobic acyl chain length of NATA does not influence the particle size, shape and morphology. All NATA-AgNPs yielded relatively identical values in full width at half-maximum (FWHM) analysis, indicating that the AgNPs prepared with NATA are relatively polydispersed at all tested acyl chain lengths. These nanoparticles are able to efficiently catalyze the reduction of 4-nitro phenol to 4-amino phenol, 2-nitro aniline to 1,2-diamino benzene, 2,4,6-trinitro phenol to 2,4,6-triamino phenol by NaBH4 in an aqueous environment. The reduction reaction rate is determined to be pseudo-first order and the apparent rate constant is linearly dependent on the hydrophobic acyl chain length of the NATA. All reaction kinetics presented an induction period, which is dependent on the N-acyl chain length, indicating that the hydrophobic effects play a critical role in bringing the substrate to the metal nanoparticle surface to induce the catalytic reaction. In this study, however, the five catalytic systems have similar size and polydispersity, differing only in terms of capping agent hydrophobicity, and shows different catalytic activity with respect to the alkyl chain length of the capping agent. As discussed, the ability to modulate the metal nanoparticles catalytic property, by modifying the capping agent hydrophobicity represents a promising future for developing an efficient nanocatalyst without altering the size, shape and morphology of the nanoparticles. PMID:24698147

Janani, Seralathan; Stevenson, Priscilla; Veerappan, Anbazhagan

2014-05-01

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Laser-fabricated castor oil-capped silver nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

Silver nanoparticles were fabricated by ablation of a pure silver plate immersed in castor oil. A Nd:YAG-pulsed Q-switch laser with 1064-nm wavelength and 10-Hz frequency was used to ablate the plate for 10 minutes. The sample was characterized by ultraviolet-visible, atomic absorption, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopies, and transmission electron microscopy. The results of the fabricated sample showed that the nanoparticles in castor oil were about 5-nm in diameter, well dispersed, and showed stability for a long period of time. PMID:21698083

Zamiri, Reza; Zakaria, Azmi; Abbastabar, Hossein; Darroudi, Majid; Husin, Mohd Shahril; Mahdi, Mohd Adzir

2011-01-01

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Laser-fabricated castor oil-capped silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles were fabricated by ablation of a pure silver plate immersed in castor oil. A Nd:YAG-pulsed Q-switch laser with 1064-nm wavelength and 10-Hz frequency was used to ablate the plate for 10 minutes. The sample was characterized by ultraviolet-visible, atomic absorption, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopies, and transmission electron microscopy. The results of the fabricated sample showed that the nanoparticles in castor oil were about 5-nm in diameter, well dispersed, and showed stability for a long period of time. PMID:21698083

Zamiri, Reza; Zakaria, Azmi; Abbastabar, Hossein; Darroudi, Majid; Husin, Mohd Shahril; Mahdi, Mohd Adzir

2011-01-01

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Capsaicin-capped silver nanoparticles: its kinetics, characterization and biocompatibility assay  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Capsaicin was used as a bio-reductant for the reduction of silver nitrate to form silver nanoparticles. The formation of the silver nanoparticles was initially confirmed by color change and Tyndall effect of light scattering. It was characterized with UV-visible spectroscopy, FTIR and TEM. Hemagglutination (H) test and H-inhibition assay were performed in the presence of AgNPs-capsaicin conjugates. The silver colloid solution after complete reduction turned into pale gray color. The characteristic surface plasmon resonance of silver nanoparticles (SNPs) was observed at 450 nm. Time taken for complete bio-reduction of silver nitrate and capping was found to be 16 hours. The amount of capsaicin required to reduce 20 ml of 1 mM silver nitrate solution was found to be 40 ?g approximately. The FTIR results confirmed the capping of capsaicin on the silver metal. The particle size was within the range of 20-30 nm. The hemagglutination and H-inhibition test was negative for all the blood groups. The capsaicin-capped silver nanoparticles were compatible with blood cells in hemagglutination test implying biocompatibility as future therapeutic drug.

Amruthraj, Nagoth Joseph; Preetam Raj, John Poonga; Lebel, Antoine

2014-07-01

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Inhibition of herpes simplex virus type 1 infection by silver nanoparticles capped with mercaptoethane sulfonate.  

PubMed

Interactions between biomolecules and nanoparticles suggest the use of nanoparticles for various medical interventions. The attachment and entry of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) into cells involve interaction between viral envelope glycoproteins and cell surface heparan sulfate (HS). Based on this mechanism, we designed silver nanoparticles that are capped with mercaptoethane sulfonate (Ag-MES). These nanoparticles are predicted to target the virus and to compete for its binding to cellular HS through their sulfonate end groups, leading to the blockage of viral entry into the cell and to the prevention of subsequent infection. Structurally defined Ag-MES nanoparticles that are readily redispersible in water were sonochemically synthesized. No toxic effects of these nanoparticles on host cells were observed. Effective inhibition of HSV-1 infection in cell culture by the capped nanoparticles was demonstrated. However, application of the soluble surfactant MES failed to inhibit viral infection, implying that the antiviral effect of Ag-MES nanoparticles is imparted by their multivalent nature and spatially directed MES on the surface. Our results suggest that capped nanoparticles may serve as useful topical agents for the prevention of infections with pathogens dependent on HS for entry. PMID:21141805

Baram-Pinto, Dana; Shukla, Sourabh; Perkas, Nina; Gedanken, Aharon; Sarid, Ronit

2009-08-19

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Sweeter but deadlier: decoupling size, charge and capping effects in carbohydrate coated bactericidal silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles are widely used due to their biomedical-antibacterial applications. At the same time, the stabilization of these nanoparticles is challenging and may be made using polymeric carbohydrates, based on the practice of avoiding toxic chemicals and undesirable residues. In this study, we synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) which were stabilized by carbohydrates (potato starch and chitosan) and characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, zeta potential and transmission electron microscopy techniques. Bactericidal efficiency of AgNPs capped with different carbohydrates was tested demonstrating that the synthesized materials were able to inhibit the growth of two clinical/medical relevant bacteria strains (Escherichia coil and Staphylococcus aureus). AgNPs stabilized by chitosan presented enhanced bactericidal activity if compared to the ones synthesized in presence of potato starch. This difference is mainly attributed to the known antibacterial properties of chitosan associated to overall positive charge of the nanoparticles capped by this polymer. Those nanoparticles obtained in presence of starch presented minor bactericidal effects since the starch-capping agent is not able to contribute to the avoidance of bacteria growth and confers a quasi-neutral charge to the nanoparticle. PMID:24059081

de Oliveira, Luciane França; Gonçalves, Julianna de Oliveira; Gonçalves, Kaliandra de Almeida; Kobarg, Jörg; Cardoso, Mateus Borba

2013-11-01

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Hydroxy propyl cellulose capped silver nanoparticles produced by simple dialysis process  

SciTech Connect

Silver (Ag) nanoparticles ({approx}6 nm) were synthesized using a novel dialysis process. Silver nitrate was used as a starting precursor, ethylene glycol as solvent and hydroxy propyl cellulose (HPC) introduced as a capping agent. Different batches of reaction mixtures were prepared with different concentrations of silver nitrate (AgNO{sub 3}). After the reduction and aging, these solutions were subjected to ultra-violet visible spectroscopy (UVS). Optimized solution, containing 250 mg AgNO{sub 3} revealed strong plasmon resonance peak at {approx}410 nm in the spectrum indicating good colloidal state of Ag nanoparticles in the diluted solution. The optimized solution was subjected to dialysis process to remove any unreacted solvent. UVS of the optimized solution after dialysis showed the plasmon resonance peak shifting to {approx}440 nm indicating the reduction of Ag ions into zero-valent Ag. This solution was dried at 80 {sup o}C and the resultant HPC capped Ag (HPC/Ag) nanoparticles were studied using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for their particle size and morphology. The particle size distribution (PSD) analysis of these nanoparticles showed skewed distribution plot with particle size ranging from 3 to 18 nm. The nanoparticles were characterized for phase composition using X-ray diffractrometry (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR).

Francis, L. [University of Genova, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova (Italy)] [University of Genova, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova (Italy); Balakrishnan, A. [Laboratoire SIMaP - GPM2, Grenoble-INP/UJF/CNRS BP46, 38042 Saint Martin d'Heres cedex (France)] [Laboratoire SIMaP - GPM2, Grenoble-INP/UJF/CNRS BP46, 38042 Saint Martin d'Heres cedex (France); Sanosh, K.P. [Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Lecce, via per Monteroni, 73100 Lecce (Italy)] [Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Lecce, via per Monteroni, 73100 Lecce (Italy); Marsano, E., E-mail: marsano@chimica.unige.it [University of Genova, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova (Italy)

2010-08-15

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Influence of pH on the properties of PVA capped silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticles were synthesized by chemical reduction method using ascorbic acid as reductant and PVA as surfactant and studied the pH influence on the structural, compositional and optical properties of silver nanoparticles. Broadened XRD peaks confirmed the formation of small nanosized silver nanoparticles with face centered cubic (FCC) structure. The particle size decreased with increasing pH value. We have observed blue shift of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) band from optical absorption spectra. The obtained nanoparticles were well dispersed in water, ethanol and polar solvents and thus more suitable for biocompatible.

Ajitha, B.; Reddy, P. Sreedhara

2013-06-01

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Gamma irradiation route to synthesis of highly re-dispersible natural polymer capped silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aqueous dispersions of highly stable, redispersible silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were synthesized using gamma radiolysis with gum acacia as a protecting agent. The formation of nanosized silver was confirmed by its characteristic surface plasmon absorption peak at around 405 nm in UV-vis spectra. The size of the silver nanoparticles can be tuned by controlling the radiation dose, ratio of gum acacia to silver ions and also the ionic strength of the medium. Dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurement of the as-synthesized nanoparticles indicated the size less than 3 nm at higher dose of radiation and this also corroborated the size measurement from the width of the corresponding X-ray diffraction (XRD) peak. The face centered cubic (fcc) crystallinity of the nanoparticles was evident from XRD and high resolution transmission electron microscopic (HRTEM) measurements. Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopic data indicate a bonding of Ag NPs with COO - group of acacia through bridging bidentate linkage.

Rao, Y. N.; Banerjee, D.; Datta, A.; Das, S. K.; Guin, R.; Saha, A.

2010-12-01

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A new, simple, green, and one-pot four-component synthesis of bare and poly(?,?, L-glutamic acid)-capped silver nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

A simple and green chemical method has been developed to synthesize stable bare and capped silver nanoparticles based on the reduction of silver ions by glucose and capping by poly(?,?,L-glutamic acid) (PGA). The use of ammonia during synthesis was avoided. PGA has had a dual role in the synthesis and was used as a capping agent to make the silver nanoparticle more biocompatible and to protect the nanoparticles from agglomerating in the liquid medium. The synthesized PGA-capped silver nanoparticles in the size range 5–45 nm were stable over long periods of time, without signs of precipitation. Morphological examination has shown that the silver nanoparticles had a nearly spherical, multiply twinned structure. The effects of the reaction temperature and the reaction time during the synthesis were investigated too. The biocompatibility of the PGA-capped silver nano-particles is discussed in terms of in vitro toxicity with human intestinal Caco-2 cells. The samples were characterized by UV–Visible spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and zeta potential measurements. PMID:24062597

Savanovic, Igor; Uskokovic, Vuk; Skapin, Sreco D.; Bracko, Ines; Jovanovic, Uros; Uskokovic, Dragan

2013-01-01

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Enhancement of Antibacterial Activity of Capped Silver Nanoparticles in Combination with Antibiotics, on Model Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Bacteria  

PubMed Central

The nanoparticles used in this study were prepared from AgNO3 using NaBH4 in the presence of capping agents such as citrate, sodium dodecyl sulfate, and polyvinylpyrrolidone. The formed nanoparticles were characterized with UV-Vis, TEM, and XRD. The generation of silver nanoparticles was confirmed from the appearance of yellow colour and an absorption maximum between 399 and 404?nm. The produced nanoparticles were found to be spherical in shape and polydisperse. For citrate, SDS, and PVP capped nanoparticles, the average particle sizes were 38.3 ± 13.5, 19.3 ± 6.0, and 16.0 ± 4.8?nm, respectively. The crystallinity of the nanoparticles in FCC structure is confirmed from the SAED and XRD patterns. Also, the combined antibacterial activity of these differently capped nanoparticles with selected antibiotics (streptomycin, ampicillin, and tetracycline) was evaluated on model Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, employing disc diffusion assay. The activity of the tested antibiotics was enhanced in combination with all the stabilized nanoparticles, against both the Gram classes of bacteria. The combined effects of silver nanoparticles and antibiotics were more prominent with PVP capped nanoparticles as compared to citrate and SDS capped ones. The results of this study demonstrate potential therapeutic applications of silver nanoparticles in combination with antibiotics. PMID:23970844

Kora, Aruna Jyothi; Rastogi, Lori

2013-01-01

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Interaction of Bacteriocin-Capped Silver Nanoparticles with Food Pathogens and Their Antibacterial Effect  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the emergence of multiple-drug-resistant pathogens, the antibacterial property of silver in colloidal form has emerged as a potential candidate for combating infectious diseases. A combination of antibacterial agents along with nanosilver could prove to be more potent due to broadened antibacterial spectrum with possibly lower doses. In the present study, a facile single-step green method of synthesizing silver nanoparticles

Tarun Kumar Sharma; Mahak Sapra; Aradhana Chopra; Rekha Sharma; Supriya Deepak Patil; Ravinder Kumar Malik; Ranjana Pathania; Naveen Kumar Navani

2012-01-01

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Green synthesis of protein capped silver nanoparticles from phytopathogenic fungus Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid with antimicrobial properties against multidrug-resistant bacteria  

PubMed Central

In recent years, green synthesis of nanoparticles, i.e., synthesizing nanoparticles using biological sources like bacteria, algae, fungus, or plant extracts have attracted much attention due to its environment-friendly and economic aspects. The present study demonstrates an eco-friendly and low-cost method of biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using cell-free filtrate of phytopathogenic fungus Macrophomina phaseolina. UV-visible spectrum showed a peak at 450 nm corresponding to the plasmon absorbance of silver nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed the presence of spherical silver nanoparticles of the size range 5 to 40 nm, most of these being 16 to 20 nm in diameter. X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectrum of the nanoparticles exhibited 2? values corresponding to silver nanoparticles. These nanoparticles were found to be naturally protein coated. SDS-PAGE analysis showed the presence of an 85-kDa protein band responsible for capping and stabilization of the silver nanoparticles. Antimicrobial activities of the silver nanoparticles against human as well as plant pathogenic multidrug-resistant bacteria were assayed. The particles showed inhibitory effect on the growth kinetics of human and plant bacteria. Furthermore, the genotoxic potential of the silver nanoparticles with increasing concentrations was evaluated by DNA fragmentation studies using plasmid DNA. PMID:25114655

2014-01-01

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Fabrication of collagen scaffolds impregnated with sago starch capped silver nanoparticles suitable for biomedical applications and their physicochemical studies.  

PubMed

The present investigation attempts at fabricating collagen-based scaffolds impregnated with sago starch capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), useful for biomedical applications, and aims at studying their physicochemical aspects. AgNPs synthesized through a chemical reduction method, capped using different concentrations of sago starch, are incorporated into collagen derived from fish scales, and lyophilized to form scaffolds. FT-IR spectra confirm and validate the interaction of sago starch capped AgNPs with collagen in the scaffolds. TGA and DSC results indicate enhanced thermal stability of collagen scaffolds impregnated with sago capped AgNPs compared to collagen alone. All the collagen scaffolds containing sago starch capped AgNPs show high tensile strength values for their use as wound dressing materials. Moreover, lower minimum inhibitory concentration values are obtained for the above capped AgNP collagen scaffolds, which indicate higher antibacterial activities compared to uncapped AgNPs tested against both gram positive and negative bacterial strains. The novelty is that the developed scaffolds are biodegradable and in vitro studies reveal them as biocompatible and suitable for tissue regeneration applications. PMID:25138771

Mandal, Abhishek; Sekar, Santhanam; Seeni Meera, Kamal Mohamed; Mukherjee, Amitava; Sastry, Thotapalli P; Mandal, Asit Baran

2014-10-01

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Ultrasound assisted green synthesis of poly(vinyl alcohol) capped silver nanoparticles for the study of its antifilarial efficacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) capped stable silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have been synthesized sonochemically with the help of catalytic amount of a biomolecule (tyrosine). An attempt has been made to reduce the harmfull chemical additives (like sodium borohydride, hydrazine, dimethyl formamide, etc.) used in conventional methods. Tyrosine shows excellent reducing activity in presence of PVA stabilizer. Ultra-sound increased the reaction rate and yield, and improved the quality of the AgNP in terms of regular size distribution. The synthetic route follows the principles of green chemistry. Bioactivity has been tested in the light of antifilarial efficacy through induction of apoptosis. The biocompatible polymer (PVA) capped AgNPs are suitable for the treatment of filarial nematode.

Saha, Swadhin Kr.; Chowdhury, Pranesh; Saini, Prasanta; Babu, Santi P. Sinha

2014-01-01

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Keratin capped silver nanoparticles--synthesis and characterization of a nanomaterial with desirable handling properties.  

PubMed

We report for the first time the stabilization of silver nanoparticles in good yield, average diameter 3.5 nm, using wool keratin hydrolysates as stabilizers. The nanoparticles are extremely stable as a suspension and can be lyophilized into a powder and easily reconstituted in solvent with no change in spectral properties relative to the initial suspension. The nanoparticles interact with nitrogen and oxygen moieties of the keratin hydrolysates under the pH conditions used in the synthesis and appear to act as cross-linkers between adjacent chains. The product has excellent handling properties which we believe will make it a very attractive biocompatible coating/additive, providing prolonged antimicrobial efficacy to a wide variety of products such as textiles, plastics, paints, orthopedic devices and others. PMID:21831609

Martin, Justin J; Cardamone, Jeanette M; Irwin, Peter L; Brown, Eleanor M

2011-11-01

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Toxicity of Citrate-Capped Silver Nanoparticles in Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)  

PubMed Central

Juvenile common carp (Cyprinus carpio) were used as a model to investigate acute toxicity and oxidative stress caused by silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs). The fish were exposed to different concentrations of Ag-NPs for 48 h and 96 h. After exposure, antioxidant enzyme levels were measured, including glutathione-S-transferase (GST), superoxidase dismutase, and catalase (CAT). Other biochemical parameters and histological abnormalities in different tissues (i.e., the liver, gills, and brain) were also examined. The results showed that Ag-NPs agglomerated in freshwater used during the exposure experiments, with particle size remaining <100?nm. Ag-NPs had no lethal effect on fish after 4 days of exposure. Biochemical analysis showed that enzymatic activities in the brain of the fish exposed to 200??g/L of Ag-NPs were significantly reduced. Varied antioxidant enzyme activity was recorded in the liver and gills. Varied antioxidant enzyme activity was recorded for CAT in the liver and GST in the gills of the fish. However, the recovery rate of fish exposed to 200??g/L of Ag-NPs was slower than when lower particle concentrations were used. Other biochemical indices showed no significant difference, except for NH3 and blood urea nitrogen concentrations in fish exposed to 50??g/L of Ag-NPs. This study provides new evidence about the effects of nanoparticles on aquatic organisms. PMID:23093839

Lee, Byoungcheun; Duong, Cuong Ngoc; Cho, Jaegu; Lee, Jaewoo; Kim, Kyungtae; Seo, Youngrok; Kim, Pilje; Choi, Kyunghee; Yoon, Junheon

2012-01-01

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Effects from Filtration, Capping Agents, and Presence/Absence of Food on the Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles to Daphnia Magna  

EPA Science Inventory

Relatively little is known regarding the behavior and toxicity of nanoparticles in the environment. The objectives of the work presented here include establishing the toxicity of a variety of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) to Daphnia magna neonates, assessing the applicability of ...

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Green synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles employing levan, a biopolymer from Acetobacter xylinum NCIM 2526, as a reducing agent and capping agent.  

PubMed

With a vision of finding greener materials to synthesize nanoparticles, we report the production and isolation of levan, a polysaccharide with repeating units of fructose, from Acetobacter xylinum NCIM2526. The isolated levan were characterized using potassium ferricyanide reducing power assay, Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopy and (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H NMR). To exploit levan in nanotechnology, we present a simple and greener method to synthesize silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using biopolymer, levan as both reducing and stabilizing agents. The morphology and stability of the AgNPs and AuNPs were examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and UV-vis absorption (UV-vis) spectroscopy. The possible capping mechanism of the nanoparticles was postulated using FTIR studies. As synthesized biogenic nanoparticles showed excellent catalytic activity as evidenced from sodium borohydride mediated reduction of 4-nitro phenol and methylene blue. PMID:25129779

Ahmed, Khan Behlol Ayaz; Kalla, Divya; Uppuluri, Kiran Babu; Anbazhagan, Veerappan

2014-11-01

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Formation of hybrid hydrogels consisting of tripeptide and different silver nanoparticle-capped ligands: modulation of the mechanical strength of gel phase materials.  

PubMed

An N-terminally Boc (tert-butyloxycarbonyl) group-protected synthetic tripeptide (Boc-Phe-Phe-Ala-OH) has been found to form a translucent hydrogel in basic aqueous medium. This hydrogel material has been characterized using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetric, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and rheological studies. FE-SEM and TEM studies have revealed the formation of a nanofibrillar network structure upon gelation. Thiol (-SH) containing ligands (amino acid/peptide) have been used to stabilize small silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), and these thiol-capped silver nanoparticles have been incorporated into this hydrogel to prepare hybrid hydrogels. Morphological study of silver nanoparticles containing a hybrid hydrogel (using TEM experiments) has indicated the nice fabrication of AgNPs along the gel nanofibers. Fabrication of nanoparticles upon the gel nanofibers is due to noncovalent interactions between the capping ligands of the nanoparticles and the peptide-based hydrogel nanofibers. Rheological investigations of these hybrid hydrogels have shown the weakening of the mechanical strength of the hydrogel after incorporation of AgNPs within the native hydrogel system. Our studies have vividly shown the dependence of the elastic modulus (G') and yield stress (?(y)) on three factors: (a) the nature of the stabilizing ligands used for AgNPs, (b) the size of the AgNPs, and (c) the amount of AgNPs used for the preparation of hybrid hydrogel systems. Modulation of the mechanical strength of the hybrid hydrogel can be successfully achieved by varying these above-mentioned factors. This modulation of the mechanical properties keeps a future promise to make tunable soft materials with interesting properties. PMID:22962848

Nanda, Jayanta; Adhikari, Bimalendu; Basak, Shibaji; Banerjee, Arindam

2012-10-11

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Effects from filtration, capping agents, and presence/absence of food on the toxicity of silver nanoparticles to Daphnia magna.  

PubMed

Relatively little is known about the behavior and toxicity of nanoparticles in the environment. Objectives of work presented here include establishing the toxicity of a variety of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) to Daphnia magna neonates, assessing the applicability of a commonly used bioassay for testing AgNPs, and determining the advantages and disadvantages of multiple characterization techniques for AgNPs in simple aquatic systems. Daphnia magna were exposed to a silver nitrate solution and AgNPs suspensions including commercially available AgNPs (uncoated and coated), and laboratory-synthesized AgNPs (coated with coffee or citrate). The nanoparticle suspensions were analyzed for silver concentration (microwave acid digestions), size (dynamic light scattering and electron microscopy), shape (electron microscopy), surface charge (zeta potentiometer), and chemical speciation (X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction). Toxicities of filtered (100 nm) versus unfiltered suspensions were compared. Additionally, effects from addition of food were examined. Stock suspensions were prepared by adding AgNPs to moderately hard reconstituted water, which were then diluted and used straight or after filtration with 100-nm filters. All nanoparticle exposure suspensions, at every time interval, were digested via microwave digester and analyzed by inductively coupled argon plasma-optical emission spectroscopy or graphite furnace-atomic absorption spectroscopy. Dose-response curves were generated and median lethal concentration (LC50) values calculated. The LC50 values for the unfiltered particles were (in µg/L): 1.1 ± 0.1-AgNO(3) ; 1.0 ± 0.1-coffee coated; 1.1 ± 0.2-citrate coated; 16.7 ± 2.4 Sigma Aldrich Ag-nanoparticles (SA) uncoated; 31.5 ± 8.1 SA coated. LC50 values for the filtered particles were (in µg/L): 0.7 ± 0.1-AgNO(3) ; 1.4 ± 0.1-SA uncoated; 4.4 ± 1.4-SA coated. The LC50 resulting from the addition of food was 176.4 ± 25.5-SA coated. Recommendations presented in this study include AgNP handling methods, effects from sample preparation, and advantages/disadvantages of different nanoparticle characterization techniques. PMID:20890913

Allen, H Joel; Impellitteri, Christopher A; Macke, Dana A; Heckman, J Lee; Poynton, Helen C; Lazorchak, James M; Govindaswamy, Shekar; Roose, Deborah L; Nadagouda, Mallikarjuna N

2010-12-01

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Facile size-regulated synthesis of silver nanoparticles using pectin.  

PubMed

Monodispersed silver nanoparticles capped by pectin were prepared by the reaction of silver nitrate with alkali hydrolyzed pectin at 70 °C for 30 min. Spherical and size-regulated silver nanoparticles were prepared using alkali hydrolyzed pectin as a reducing and particle-stabilizing agent. This approach is facile, effective, rapid, and convenient for the large scale preparation of silver nanoparticles. UV-visible spectral analysis confirmed that the nanoparticles consisted of metallic silver. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was used to estimate particle size and size distribution of the produced silver nanoparticles. Transmission electron microscopy and size distribution analysis revealed the presence of spherical silver nanoparticles with a main diameter of 5-10nm and have a narrow size distribution. The concentration of reducing sugars was monitored by using dinitrosalicylic acid. A comprehensive schematic mechanism for the formation of silver nanoparticles using pectin is proposed. PMID:25037438

Zahran, M K; Ahmed, Hanan B; El-Rafie, M H

2014-10-13

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Bioconjugation of colloidal silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have studied bioconjugation of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) and DNA with colloidal silver nanoparticles. BSA and DNA modified silver nanoparticles were characterized using UV-Vis spectroscopy and FTIR studies. The emergence of new peaks in UV-Vis spectra corresponding to these biomolecules without shift in surface plasmon peak of silver nanoparticles showed successful modification of metal nanoparticles with BSA and DNA. FTIR spectra also supported these results.

Kaur, Harmandeep; Bhatnagar, Archana; Tripathi, S. K.

2013-06-01

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Formation of Silver Nanoparticles and Self-Assembled Two-Dimensional Ordered Superlattice  

E-print Network

Formation of Silver Nanoparticles and Self-Assembled Two-Dimensional Ordered Superlattice Shengtai, 2000 1-Nonanethiol-capped silver nanoparticles of about 4.18 nm in diameter were prepared using of the dispersion in chloroform. The formation process of the silver nanoparticles was investigated by UV

Gao, Hongjun

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Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using medicinal Zizyphus xylopyrus bark extract  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the present paper, biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Zizyphus xylopyrus bark extract is reported. Z. xylopyrus bark extract is efficiently used for the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles. UV-Visible spectroscopy showed surface plasmon resonance peaks in the range 413-420 nm confirming the formation of silver nanoparticles. Different factors affecting the synthesis of silver nanoparticles like methodology for the preparation of extract, concentration of silver nitrate solution used for biosynthesis and initial pH of the reaction mixture were studied. The extract prepared with 10 mM AgNO3 solution by reflux extraction method at optimum initial pH of 11, resulted in higher conversion of silver ions to silver nanoparticles as compared with those prepared by open heating or ultrasonication. SEM analysis showed that the biosynthesized nanoparticles are spherical in nature and ranged from 60 to 70 nm in size. EDX suggested that the silver nanoparticles must be capped by the organic components present in the plant extract. This simple process for the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous extract of Z. xylopyrus is a green technology without the usage of hazardous and toxic solvents and chemicals and hence is environment friendly. The process has several advantages with reference to cost, compatibility for its application in medical and drug delivery, as well as for large-scale commercial production.

Sumi Maria, Babu; Devadiga, Aishwarya; Shetty Kodialbail, Vidya; Saidutta, M. B.

2014-11-01

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A versatile synthesis of highly bactericidal Myramistin® stabilized silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticles stabilized by a well-known antibacterial surfactant benzyldimethyl[3-(myristoylamino)propyl]ammonium chloride (Myramistin®) were produced for the first time by borohydride reduction of silver chloride sol in water. Stable aqueous dispersions of silver nanoparticles without evident precipitation for several months could be obtained. In vitro bactericidal tests showed that Myramistin® capped silver NPs exhibited notable activity against six different microorganisms—gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeasts and fungi. The activity was up to 20 times higher (against E. coli) compared to Myramistin® at the same concentrations and on average 2 times higher if compared with citrate-stabilized NPs.

Vertelov, G. K.; Krutyakov, Yu A.; Efremenkova, O. V.; Olenin, A. Yu; Lisichkin, G. V.

2008-09-01

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Highly bacterial resistant silver nanoparticles: synthesis and antibacterial activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we describe a simple one-pot rapid synthesis route to produce uniform silver nanoparticles by thermal reduction\\u000a of AgNO3 using oleylamine as reducing and capping agent. To enhance the dispersal ability of as-synthesized hydrophobic silver nanoparticles\\u000a in water, while maintaining their unique properties, a facile phase transfer mechanism has been developed using biocompatible\\u000a block co-polymer pluronic F-127. Formation

Bhupendra ChudasamaAnjana; Anjana K. Vala; Nidhi Andhariya; R. V. Mehta; R. V. Upadhyay

2010-01-01

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Multifunctional PLGA particles containing poly(l-glutamic acid)-capped silver nanoparticles and ascorbic acid with simultaneous antioxidative and prolonged antimicrobial activity.  

PubMed

A water-soluble antioxidant (ascorbic acid, vitamin C) was encapsulated together with poly(l-glutamic acid)-capped silver nanoparticles (AgNpPGA) within a poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) polymeric matrix and their synergistic effects were studied. The PLGA/AgNpPGA/ascorbic acid particles synthesized by a physicochemical method with solvent/non-solvent systems are spherical, have a mean diameter of 775 nm and a narrow size distribution with a polydispersity index of 0.158. The encapsulation efficiency of AgNpPGA/ascorbic acid within PLGA was determined to be >90%. The entire amount of encapsulated ascorbic acid was released in 68 days, and the entire amount of AgNpPGAs was released in 87 days of degradation. The influence of PLGA/AgNpPGA/ascorbic acid on cell viability, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in HepG2 cells, as well as antimicrobial activity against seven different pathogens was investigated. The 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay indicated good biocompatibility of these PLGA/AgNpPGA/ascorbic acid particles. We measured the kinetics of ROS formation in HepG2 cells by a DCFH-DA assay, and found that PLGA/AgNpPGA/ascorbic acid caused a significant decrease in DCF fluorescence intensity, which was 2-fold lower than that in control cells after a 5h exposure. This indicates that the PLGA/AgNpPGA/ascorbic acid microspheres either act as scavengers of intracellular ROS and/or reduce their formation. Also, the results of antimicrobial activity of PLGA/AgNpPGA/ascorbic acid obtained by the broth microdilution method showed superior and extended activity of these particles. The samples were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, zeta potential and particle size analysis. This paper presents a new approach to the treatment of infection that at the same time offers a very pronounced antioxidant effect. PMID:23988864

Stevanovi?, Magdalena; Bra?ko, Ines; Milenkovi?, Marina; Filipovi?, Nenad; Nuni?, Jana; Filipi?, Metka; Uskokovi?, Dragan P

2014-01-01

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Toxicity of silver nanoparticles in zebrafish models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study was initiated to enhance our insight on the health and environmental impact of silver nanoparticles (Ag-np). Using starch and bovine serum albumin (BSA) as capping agents, silver nanoparticles were synthesized to study their deleterious effects and distribution pattern in zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio). Toxicological endpoints like mortality, hatching, pericardial edema and heart rate were recorded. A concentration-dependent increase in mortality and hatching delay was observed in Ag-np treated embryos. Additionally, nanoparticle treatments resulted in concentration-dependent toxicity, typified by phenotypes that had abnormal body axes, twisted notochord, slow blood flow, pericardial edema and cardiac arrhythmia. Ag+ ions and stabilizing agents showed no significant defects in developing embryos. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of the embryos demonstrated that nanoparticles were distributed in the brain, heart, yolk and blood of embryos as evident from the electron-dispersive x-ray analysis (EDS). Furthermore, the acridine orange staining showed an increased apoptosis in Ag-np treated embryos. These results suggest that silver nanoparticles induce a dose-dependent toxicity in embryos, which hinders normal development.

Asharani, P. V.; Lian Wu, Yi; Gong, Zhiyuan; Valiyaveettil, Suresh

2008-06-01

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Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by sophorolipids: Effect of temperature and sophorolipid structure on the size of particles  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report in situ synthesis of silver nanoparticles using biosurfactants called sophorolipids as reducing and capping agents. We further study\\u000a the effect of temperature and the structure of sophorolipid on the size of silver nanoparticles obtained. The silver nanoparticles\\u000a were characterized by UV-visible, transmission electron microscope (TEM) and light scattering (DLS) analysis techniques.

M. B. Kasture; P. Patel; A. A. Prabhune; C. V. Ramana; A. A. Kulkarni; B. L. V. Prasad

2008-01-01

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Antituberculous effect of silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The in vitro experiment, involving 1164 strains of the tuberculosis mycobacteria, exhibited a potentiating effect of silver nanoparticles on known antituberculous preparations in respect of overcoming drug-resistance of the causative agent. The in vitro experiment, based on the model of resistant tuberculosis, was performed on 65 white mice. An evident antituberculous effect of the nanocomposite on the basis of silver nanoparticles and isoniazid was proved. Toxicological assessment of the of nanopreparations was carried out. The performed research scientifically establishes efficacy and safety of the nanocomposite application in combination therapy of patients suffering from drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Kreytsberg, G. N.; Gracheva, I. E.; Kibrik, B. S.; Golikov, I. V.

2011-04-01

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Sulfidation of silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rapid development of nanotechnologies that exploit the properties of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) raises questions concerning the impact of Ag on the environment. Ag-NPs are currently among the most widely used in the nanotechnology industry and the amount released into the environment is expected to increase along with production (1). When present in geochemical systems, Ag-NPs may undergo a variety of changes due to varying redox, pH, and chemical conditions. Expected changes range from surface modification (e.g., oxidation, sulfidation, chloridation etc.) to complete dissolution and re-precipitation. In this context, the focus of our work is on understanding the behavior of synthetic Ag-NPs with different particle sizes under varying conditions relevant to the environment. Sulfidation of Ag-NPs is of particular interest since it among the processes most likely to occur in aqueous systems, in particular under reducing conditions. Three sizes of Ag-NPs coated with polyvinyl pyrrolidone were produced using the polyol process (2) (7 ±1; 20 ±4, and 40 ±9 nm). Batch solutions containing the different Ag-NPs were subsequently reacted with Na2S solutions of different concentrations. The sulfidation process was followed step-wise for 24 hours and the corrosion products formed were characterized by electron microscopy (TEM/SEM), diffraction (XRD), and photo-electron spectroscopy (XPS). Surface charge (pHPZC) of the products formed during this process was also measured, as were changes in solubility and reactivity. Based on experimental observations we infer that the sulfidation process is the result of dissolution-precipitation and find that: (i) acanthite (Ag2S) is formed as a corrosion product; (ii) Ag-NPs aggregation increased with sulfidation rate; (iii) pHPZC increases with the rate of sulfidation; and (iv) the solubility of the corrosion products formed from sulfidation appears lower than that of non-sulfidated Ag-NPs. We observe size-dependent differences in the kinetics of sulfidation and in solubility behavior. The results of this type of fundamental study are important for predicting the behavior and fate of Ag-NPs in natural ecosystems. For example, aggregation caused by sulfidation may limit transport in porous media such as soils. Modification of surface charge during the sulfidation process may have an important impact on electrostatic interactions between Ag-NPs and charged phases such as natural organic matter. Finally, it is well known that Ag+ has a greater toxicity than metallic Ag (3) and the observed decrease in solubility of Ag-NPs after sulfidation may strongly impact the toxicity of silver in the environment. (1) www.nanotechproject.org (2) F. Fievet, J.P. Lagier, B. Blin, B. Beaudoin and M. Figlarz, Solid State Ionics 32/33, 198 (1989) (3) G.A. Sotiriou and S.E. Pratsinis, Environmental Science & Technology 14, 5649 (2010).

Levard, C.; Michel, F. M.; Brown, G. E.

2010-12-01

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Ferromagnetism of polythiophene-capped Au nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic and electrical transport properties of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene)-capped Au nanoparticles (NPs) doped with iodine have been investigated to clarify the effectiveness of conductive polymer capping on the induction of ferromagnetism in Au. The room-temperature magnetization curve of the undoped polythiophene-capped Au NPs exhibits a clear hysteresis behavior with a coercive force of 160 Oe. The spontaneous magnetization normalized by

K. Suzuki; H. Zhang; K. Saito; J. S. Garitaonandia; E. Goikolea; M. Insausti

2011-01-01

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles and silver colloidal solutions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, silver colloidal solutions have been synthesized rapidly in green conditions by using microwave irradiation and non-toxic chemistry substances (acid oxalic, silver nitrate, polyvinyl pyrolidone (PVP; Mw = 55 000)). The particle size and morphology of these solutions can be controlled by altering several factors like the time, the power of microwave exposure, and the ratio of silver oxalate and PVP etc. The silver nanoparticles were fabricated by thermal decomposition of silver oxalate. The synthesized silver colloidal solutions and silver nanoparticles were characterized by several analytical techniques like UV- VIS, XRD, TEM, FESEM/EDS and ICP-AAS studies. Finally, we used the synthesized silver colloidal solutions for antibacterial purpose. The obtained results showed that the synthesized silver colloidal solutions, even at very low concentrations, have highly efficient anti-bacterial property.

Thi Phuong Phong, Nguyen; Hoang Minh, Ngo; Thanh, Ngo Vo Ke; Mau Chien, Dang

2009-09-01

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Synthesis of biomacromolecule-stabilized silver nanoparticles and their surface-enhanced Raman scattering properties  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, water soluble silver nanoparticles stabilized by biomacromolecule, were produced through using an aqueous solution of silver nitrate with Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) under different reducing agents (such as sodium borohydride, hydrazine, N, N-dimethyl formamide) at the room temperature, where BSA provided the main function to form monodispersed silver nanoparticles. UV-vis spectroscopy, Fluorescence spectra, TEM and HR-TEM are used to characterize the BSA-capped silver nanoparticles under different condition. The results show that the formed silver nanoparticles have different size and morphology under the three different reducing agents. Moreover, the fluorescence intensity of BSA was drastically quenched in presence of Ag nanoparticles from the results of fluorescence spectra. Furthermore, the surface-enhanced Raman scattering effects of the formed silver nanoparticles were also displayed and we made a comparison under three different reducing agents.

Zhang, Danhui; Yang, Houbo

2013-09-01

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Ferromagnetism of polythiophene-capped Au nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The magnetic and electrical transport properties of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene)-capped Au nanoparticles (NPs) doped with iodine have been investigated to clarify the effectiveness of conductive polymer capping on the induction of ferromagnetism in Au. The room-temperature magnetization curve of the undoped polythiophene-capped Au NPs exhibits a clear hysteresis behavior with a coercive force of 160 Oe. The spontaneous magnetization normalized by the mass of Au is 2.0 × 10-2 emu/g. The spontaneous magnetization was found virtually unaffected by iodine doping, whereas the electrical conductivity is enhanced dramatically to ˜10 S/cm. Our results show that polythiophene capping could lead to spontaneous magnetic polarization in Au NPs, and the conductivity of the polymer capping does not affect the ferromagnetism of the Au nanoparticles, opening a possibility for further investigation into the magnetotransport behavior of ferromagnetic Au NPs.

Suzuki, K.; Zhang, H.; Saito, K.; Garitaonandia, J. S.; Goikolea, E.; Insausti, M.

2011-04-01

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Using Silver Nanoparticles as an Antimicrobial Agent  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Antimicrobial and antifungal properties of silver nanoparticles, silver ions, acrylate paint and cotton fabric impregnated\\u000a with Ag nanoparticles were assessed against Escherichia coli (Gram-negative bacterium); Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis (Gram-positive bacteria); Aspergillus niger, Aureobasidium pullulans and Penicillium phoeniceum (cosmopolitan saprotrophic fungi). The silver ions used in the bacterial susceptibility tests were released from pure silver\\u000a electrodes using a 12

R. R. Khaydarov; R. A. Khaydarov; S. Evgrafova; Y. Estrin

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Nucleation and characterization of hydroxyapatite on thioglycolic acid-capped reduced graphene oxide/silver nanoparticles in simplified simulated body fluid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Herein hydroxyapatite (HA) has been synthesized by the nucleation on the surfaces of reduced graphene oxide/silver nanoparticles (rGO/AgNPs) chemisorbed with thioglycolic acid (TGA). The self-assembled monolayer of TGA formed on rGO/AgNPs was immersed in simplified simulated body fluid under gentle growth conditions, forming rGO/AgNPs/TGA/HA biocomposite. The phase structures and functional groups of biocomposite were analyzed by X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Enhanced Raman spectrum of TGA on prepared rGO/AgNPs was obtained with excitation at 633 nm, showing that TGA was chemisorbed on AgNPs through S atom and TGA molecular plane exhibited a tilted orientation with respect to AgNPs. The morphologies of biocomposite were investigated by means of atomic force microscope and transmission electron microscope coupled with energy dispersive spectrum. Analysis shows that the AgNPs uniformly distributed on the rGO nanosheets with the size of about 15-20 nm and HA formation initiated through Ca2+-adsorption upon complexation with COO- groups of TGA on AgNPs. The results obtained indicated that the rGO/AgNPs/TGA/HA biocomposite may have immense potential application in bone tissue engineering fields for its outstanding and stable activities.

Zhao, Jun; Zhang, Zhaochun; Yu, Zhenwei; He, Zhenni; Yang, Shanshan; Jiang, Huiyi

2014-01-01

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Coconut water assisted green synthesis of silver nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

Aim of the Study: The synthesis, characterization and application of biologically synthesized nanomaterials are an important aspect in nanotechnology. Materials and Methods: The present study deals with the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) using the coconut water (C. nucifera) as the reducing agent. The formation of Ag-NPs was characterized by UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), EDX, X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and FTIR spectroscopy. Results: The synthesized Ag-NPs were predominately polydispersed. Crystalline nature of the nanoparticle in the face centered cubic (fcc) structure are confirmed by the peaks in the XRD pattern corresponding to (111), (200), (220) and (311) planes. Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FT-IR) spectroscopy analysis showed that the synthesized nanoparicles was capped with bimolecular compounds which are responsible for the reduction of silver ions. Conclusion: The approach of green synthesis appears to be cost efficient, ecofriendly and easy alternative to conventional methods of silver nanoparticle synthesis.

Elumalai, Erusan Kuppan; Kayalvizhi, Karuppsamy; Silvan, Simon

2014-01-01

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Genotoxicity of silver nanoparticles in Allium cepa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Potential health and environmental effects of nanoparticles need to be thoroughly assessed before their widespread commercialization. Though there are few studies on cytotoxicity of nanoparticles on mammalian and human cell lines, there are hardly any reports on genotoxic and cytotoxic behavior of nanoparticles in plant cells. This study aims to investigate cytotoxic and genotoxic impacts of silver nanoparticles using root

Mamta Kumari; A. Mukherjee; N. Chandrasekaran

2009-01-01

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Interaction of silver nanoparticles with Tacaribe virus  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Silver nanoparticles possess many unique properties that make them attractive for use in biological applications. Recently they received attention when it was shown that 10 nm silver nanoparticles were bactericidal, which is promising in light of the growing number of antibiotic resistant bacteria. An area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of nanomaterials with viruses and

Janice L Speshock; Richard C Murdock; Laura K Braydich-Stolle; Amanda M Schrand; Saber M Hussain

2010-01-01

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Mycosynthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles and their activity against some human pathogenic bacteria.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to biosynthesis silver nanoparticles from the fungus Nigrospora sphaerica isolated from soil samples and to examine their activity against five human pathogenic strains of bacteria viz. Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi and Staphylococcus aureus using disc diffusion method. The synergistic effect of silver nanoparticles in combination with commonly used antibiotic Gentamycin against the selected bacteria was also examined. The synthesized silver nanoparticles from free-cell filtrate were characterized by using UV-Vis spectrophotometer analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). UV-Vis spectrophotometer analysis showed a peak at 420 nm indicating the synthesis of silver nanoparticles, FTIR analysis verified the detection of protein capping of silver nanoparticles while SEM micrographs revealed that the silver nanoparticles are dispersed and aggregated and mostly having spherical shape within the size range between 20 and 70 nm. The synthesized silver nanoparticles exhibited a varied growth inhibition activity (15-26 mm diam inhibition zones) against the tested pathogenic bacteria. A remarkable increase of bacterial growth inhibition (26-34 mm diam) was detected when a combination of silver nanoparticles and Gentamycin was used. A significant increase in fold area of antibacterial activity was observed when AgNPs in combination with Gentamycin was applied. The synthesized silver nanoparticles produced by the fungus N. sphaerica is a promising to be used as safe drug in medical therapy due to their broad spectrum against pathogenic bacteria. PMID:24627178

Muhsin, Tawfik M; Hachim, Ahmad K

2014-07-01

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Immobilization of silver nanoparticles on polyethylene terephthalate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two different procedures of grafting with silver nanoparticles (AgNP) of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), activated by plasma treatment, are studied. In the first procedure, the PET foil was grafted with biphenyl-4,4'-dithiol and subsequently with silver nanoparticles. In the second one, the PET foil was grafted with silver nanoparticles previously coated with the same dithiol. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electrokinetic analysis were used for characterization of the polymer surface at different modification steps. Silver nanoparticles were characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The first procedure was found to be more effective. It was proved that the dithiol was chemically bonded to the surface of the plasma-activated PET and that it mediates subsequent grafting of the silver nanoparticles. AgNP previously coated by dithiol bonded to the PET surface much less.

Reznickova, Alena; Novotna, Zdenka; Kolska, Zdenka; Svorcik, Vaclav

2014-06-01

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Conductivity of silver paste prepared from nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conductivity of silver pastes using nanoparticles was investigated with sintering temperatures. Nano-sized silver particles with 50–100nm in size were prepared by chemical reduction method. Silver pastes composed of nanoparticles (80wt%), Pb-free frit (1.0wt%) and organic vehicle (19wt%) were screen printed on alumina substrates and sintered at temperatures ranging from 250 to 450°C. As increasing the sintering temperatures, densification and grain

Dongseok Seo; Jongkook Lee

2008-01-01

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Starch-directed green synthesis, characterization and morphology of silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles were prepared by a simple chemical reduction method using ascorbic acid and starch as reducing and stabilizing agents, respectively. The effect of starch, silver ions and ascorbic acid was studied on the morphology of the silver nano-particles using UV-visible spectrophotometry. The initial reaction time min and amount of starch were important parameters for the growth of Ag-nanoparticles. The morphology was evaluated from transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The truncated triangle nano-plates (from 17 to 30 nm), polyhedron, spherical with some irregular shaped Ag-nanoparticles were formed in presence of starch. Particles are aggregated in an irregular manner, leads to the formation of butterfly-like structures of silver. Starch acts as a stabilizing, shape-directing and capping agent during the growth processes. Silver nanoparticles adsorbed electrostatically on the outer OH groups of amylose left-handed helical conformation in solution. PMID:23104028

Khan, Zaheer; Singh, Taruna; Hussain, Javed Ijaz; Obaid, Abdullah Yousif; Al-Thabaiti, Shaeel Ahmed; El-Mossalamy, E H

2013-02-01

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Glutathione promoted expeditious green synthesis of silver nanoparticles in water using microwaves  

EPA Science Inventory

Silver nanoparticles with size range 5-10 nm has been synthesized under microwave irradiation conditions using gluathione, an absolutely benign antioxidant that serves as the reducing as well as capping agent in aqueous medium. This rapid protocol yields the nanoparticles within ...

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using marine macroalga Chaetomorpha linum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present investigation demonstrates the formation of silver nanoparticles by the reduction of the aqueous silver metal ions during exposure to the seaweed ( Chaetomorpha linum) extract . The silver nanoparticles obtained were characterized by UV-visible spectrum, FTIR and scanning electron microscopy. The characteristic absorption peak at 422 nm in UV-vis spectrum confirmed the formation of silver nanoparticles. The colour intensity at 422 nm increased with duration of incubation. The size of nanoparticles synthesized varied from 3 to 44 nm with average of ~30 nm. The FTIR spectrum of C. linum extract showed peaks at 1,020, 1,112, 1,325, 1,512, 1,535, 1,610, 1,725, 1,862, 2,924, 3,330 cm-1. The vibrational bands corresponding to the bonds such as -C=C (ring), -C-O, -C-O-C and C=C (chain) are derived from water-soluble compounds such as amines, peptides, flavonoids and terpenoids present in C. linum extract. Hence, it may be inferred that these biomolecules are responsible for capping and efficient stabilization. Since no synthetic reagents were used in this investigation, it is environmentally safe and have potential for application in biomedicine and agriculture.

Kannan, R. Ragupathi Raja; Arumugam, R.; Ramya, D.; Manivannan, K.; Anantharaman, P.

2013-06-01

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Interaction of silver nanoparticles with HIV1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules and microorganisms is an expanding field of research. Within this field, an area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of metal nanoparticles with viruses. In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles exclusively in the range of 1–10 nm attached to the virus. The

Jose Luis Elechiguerra; Justin L Burt; Jose R Morones; Alejandra Camacho-Bragado; Xiaoxia Gao; Humberto H Lara; Miguel Jose Yacaman

2005-01-01

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Plasmonic coupling of SiO2Ag “post-cap” nanostructures and silver film for surface-enhanced Raman scattering  

Microsoft Academic Search

We demonstrate a surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate consisting of SiO2-Ag ``post-cap'' nanostructures with an underlying silver film fabricated by the glancing angle deposition technique. Electromagnetic simulations predict that SERS enhancement is strongly polarization-dependent, consistent with experimental measurements. Optimized coupling between Ag cap nanoparticles and the underlying silver film can be achieved by controlling the thickness of SiO2 post

Hsin-Yu Wu; Brian T. Cunningham

2011-01-01

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Cytotoxic Potential of Silver Nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used in industrial, household, and healthcare-related products due to their excellent antimicrobial activity. With increased exposure of AgNPs to human beings, the risk of safety has attracted much attention from the public and scientists. In review of recent studies, we discuss the potential impact of AgNPs on individuals at the cell level. In detail, we highlight the main effects mediated by AgNPs on the cell, such as cell uptake and intracellular distribution, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and immunological responses, as well as some of the major factors that influence these effects in vivo and in vivo, such as dose, time, size, shape, surface chemistry, and cell type. At the end, we summarize the main influences on the cell and indicate the challenges in this field, which may be helpful for assessing the risk of AgNPs in future. PMID:24532494

Zhang, Tianlu; Wang, Liming

2014-01-01

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[In vitro percutaneous absorption of silver nanoparticles].  

PubMed

There is a growing interest in the debate on nanoparticle safety for topical use. The benefits of nanoparticles have been shown in several scientific fields, but little is known about their potential to penetrate the skin lies. This study aims at evaluating in vitro silver nanoparticles skin penetration. Experiments were performed using the Franz diffusion cell method with intact and damaged human skin. Physiological solution was used as receiving phase and 70 microg/cm2 of silver nanoparticles dispersed in synthetic sweat were applied as donor phase to the outer surface of the skin for 24h. The receptor fluid measurements were performed by Electro Thermal Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (ETAAS). Silver concentration of 0.2 microg/L was found in the receiving solutions of two cells, in which damaged skin membranes were set up. In the other tests, we obtained a silver concentration below the limit of detection in the receiving cells. Our experimental data show that silver nanoparticles permeation through intact and damaged skin is negligible. These findings are consistent with previously published results. Further researches are necessary to explore skin absorption of silver nanoparticles. PMID:18409772

Filon, F Larese; D'Agostin, F; Crosera, M; Adami, G; Rosani, R; Romano, C; Bovenzi, M; Maina, G

2007-01-01

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Silver Nanoparticles and Mitochondrial Interaction  

PubMed Central

Nanotechnology has gone through a period of rapid growth, thus leading to the constant increase in the application of engineered nanomaterials in daily life. Several different types of nanoparticles have been engineered to be employed in a wide array of applications due to their high surface to volume ratio that leads to unique physical and chemical properties. So far, silver nanoparticles (AgNps) have been used in many more different medical devices than any other nanomaterial, mainly due to their antimicrobial properties. Despite the promising advantages posed by using AgNps in medical applications, the possible health effects associated with the inevitable human exposure to AgNps have raised concerns as to their use since a clear understanding of their specific interaction with biological systems has not been attained yet. In light of such consideration, aim of the present work is the morphological analysis of the intracellular behavior of AgNps with a diameter of 10?nm, with a special attention to their interaction with mitochondria. PMID:24101927

Bressan, Eriberto; Ferroni, Letizia; Gardin, Chiara; Rigo, Chiara; Stocchero, Michele; Vindigni, Vincenzo; Cairns, Warren; Zavan, Barbara

2013-01-01

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Antimicrobial polyethyleneimine-silver nanoparticles in a stable colloidal dispersion.  

PubMed

Excellent colloidal stability and antimicrobial activity are important parameters for silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in a range of biomedical applications. In this study, polyethyleneimine (PEI)-capped silver nanoparticles (PEI-AgNPs) were synthesized in the presence of sodium borohydride (NaBH(4)) and PEI at room temperature. The PEI-AgNPs had a positive zeta potential of approximately +49 mV, and formed a stable nanocolloid against agglomeration due to electrostatic repulsion. The particle size and hydrodynamic cluster size showed significant correlations with the amount of PEI and NaBH(4). PEI-AgNPs and even PEI showed excellent antimicrobial activity against Staphylococus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae. The cytotoxic effects of PEI and PEI-AgNPs were confirmed by an evaluation of the cell viability. The results suggest that the amount of PEI should be minimized to the level that maintains the stability of PEI-AgNPs in a colloidal dispersion. PMID:21821399

Lee, Hyun Ju; Lee, Se Guen; Oh, Eun Jung; Chung, Ho Yun; Han, Sang Ik; Kim, Eun Jung; Seo, Song Yi; Ghim, Han Do; Yeum, Jeong Hyun; Choi, Jin Hyun

2011-11-01

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Phoma glomerata.  

PubMed

We report an extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles (SNPs) by Phoma glomerata (MTCC-2210). The fungal filtrate showed rapid synthesis in bright sunlight. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) revealed the presence of a protein cap on the silver nanoparticle, which leads to increase stability of SNP in the silver colloid. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis showed the number of Bragg's reflection, which are due to the face centered cubic structure of the crystalline SNPs. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), nanoparticle tracking and analysis (NTA) demonstrated the synthesis of polydispersive and spherical SNPs. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) was used to confirm the elemental composition of the sample and Zeta potential measurement was carried out to determine the stability of mycofabricated SNPs. The alkaline pH, room temperature, sunlight demonstrated optimum synthesis. Apart from the physical conditions, concentration of silver nitrate and amount of fungal filtrate affects the mycofabrication process. The study of cultural and physical parameters during the mycofabrication of SNPs by P. glomerata will be helpful in order to increase the yield of mycofabricated SNPs of desired shape and size. The process of mycofabrication of SNPs by P. glomerata was found to be eco-friendly, safe and cost-effective nature. PMID:24530365

Gade, Aniket; Gaikwad, Swapnil; Duran, Nelson; Rai, Mahendra

2014-04-01

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Evaluation of antioxidant, antibacterial and cytotoxic effects of green synthesized silver nanoparticles by Piper longum fruit.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles synthesized through bio-green method has been reported to have biomedical applications to control pathogenic microbes as it is cost effective compared to commonly used physical and chemical methods. In present study, silver nanoparticles were synthesized using aqueous Piper longum fruit extract (PLFE) and confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy. The nanoparticles were spherical in shape with an average particle size of 46nm as determined by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) particle size analyzer respectively. FT-IR spectrum revealed the capping of the phytoconstituents, probably polyphenols from P. longum fruit extract and stabilizing the nanoparticles. Further the ferric ion reducing test, confirmed that the capping agents were condensed tannins. The aqueous P. longum fruit extract (PLFE) and the green synthesized silver nanoparticles (PLAgNPs) showed powerful antioxidant properties in in vitro antioxidant assays. The results from the antimicrobial assays suggested that green synthesized silver nanoparticles (PLAgNPs) were more potent against pathogenic bacteria than the P. longum fruit extract (PLFE) alone. The nanoparticles also showed potent cytotoxic effect against MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines with an IC 50 value of 67?g/ml/24h by the MTT assay. These results support the advantages of using bio-green method for synthesizing silver nanoparticles with antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities those are simple and cost effective as well. PMID:24268240

Reddy, N Jayachandra; Nagoor Vali, D; Rani, M; Rani, S Sudha

2014-01-01

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Silver nanoparticle applications and human health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nanotechnology is rapidly growing with nanoparticles produced and utilized in a wide range of commercial products throughout the world. For example, silver nanoparticles (Ag NP) are used in electronics, bio-sensing, clothing, food industry, paints, sunscreens, cosmetics and medical devices. These broad applications, however, increase human exposure and thus the potential risk related to their short- and long-term toxicity. A large

Maqusood Ahamed; Mohamad S. AlSalhi; M. K. J. Siddiqui

2010-01-01

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from aqueous Aegle marmelos leaf extract  

SciTech Connect

Graphical abstract: Silver nanoparticles capped with polyphenols present in Aegle marmelos leaf extract. Display Omitted Highlights: ? Silver nanoparticles are synthesized using Aegle marmelos leaf extract in aqueous media. ? Reduction reaction is fast and occurs at room temperature. ? The presence of polyphenols acts as in situ capping agent. -- Abstract: Synthesis of nanoparticles by green route is an emerging technique drawing more attention recently because of several advantages over the convention chemical routes. The present study reports one-pot synthesis and in situ stabilization of silver nanoparticles using Aegle marmelos leaf extract. Nanoparticles of almost uniform spherical size (?60 nm) were synthesized within ?25 min reaction time at room temperature. The size of particles depends on the ratio of AgNO{sub 3} and leaf extract. The crystallinity, size, and shape of the nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction, dynamic light scattering, and scanning electron microscopy respectively. The size stability was attained by the capping effect of polyphenolic tannin compound, procatacheuate in the extract. The capped polyphenols can be removed from the particle surface by simple NaOH/methanol wash. The involvement of phenolic compounds in metal ion reduction and capping were supported by UV–visible spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatography, and zeta potential measurements.

Jagajjanani Rao, K. [Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769 008, Orissa (India)] [Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769 008, Orissa (India); Paria, Santanu, E-mail: santanuparia@yahoo.com [Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769 008, Orissa (India)] [Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769 008, Orissa (India)

2013-02-15

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Synthesis and applications of silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Due to their unique properties, silver nanoparticles are used in a wide range of applications, like electronics, optics, catalysis, biology, etc. The preferred route for their preparation has been, and still is, the reduction of silver salts in solutions. While dedicated reducing agents, solvents, and dispersants are typically used in this approach, in some cases, the same additive (ex: polyols) may play multiple roles. Such dual-function additives are particularly interesting alternatives as they offer the possibility of replacing the undesirable reductants often used in conventional precipitation methods. In the current research, an environmentally friendly route to prepare stable concentrated aqueous dispersions of silver nanoparticles is investigated experimentally. It was found that Arabic gum, a well known stabilizing agent, can also rapidly and completely reduce Ag 2O to metallic silver in alkaline solutions (pH >12.0) and elevated temperature (65 °C). The average size of the silver nanoparticles could be tailored from 13 to 30 nm by varying the experimental conditions. To prepare stable metal colloids by chemical precipitation methods requires in most cases a high concentration of polymeric dispersants. Consequently, the particles are embedded in the organic matrix, which can not be removed without affecting the properties of the particles and/or the dispersion stability. This can have a negative effect in many applications. In this work, an enzymatic hydrolysis method for isolating the silver particles from dispersions containing high concentrations of polymer was identified. In addition, a chemical hydrolysis method yielding dispersed silver nanoparticles with low content of residual polymer for printable electronics applications is investigated. The low sintering temperature of silver nanoparticles and high electrical conductivity make them very attractive for the fabrication of conductive patterns especially for flexible electronic applications. In the final section of this thesis, the silver nanoparticles are deposited using inkjet printing technology with a Dimatix printer DMP -2831. Silver nanoparticles of 13 nm, 80 nm, and mixtures of the two sizes were used to evaluate the effect of particle size and size distribution on the electrical properties of sintered films. The silver layers deposited with a 'drop-on-demand' inkjet printer were heated at temperatures ranging from 125°C to 200°C. The small particles formed less resistive films at 125°C, while the larger ones provided better electrical conductivity above 150°C. The inks containing mixed small and large particles yielded the most conductive silver films over the entire investigated temperature range. A mechanism explaining these results is proposed based on the evolution of film microstructure with temperature.

Balantrapu, Krishna Chaitanya

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Extracellular biosynthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles using Krishna tulsi ( Ocimum sanctum) leaf  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aqueous extract of Ocimum sanctum leaf is used as reducing agent for the environmentally friendly synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles. The nanoparticles were characterized using UV-vis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and FTIR analysis. These methods allow the synthesis of hexagonal gold nanoparticles having size ?30 nm showing two surface plasmon resonance (SPR) bands by changing the relative concentration of HAuCl 4 and the extract. Broadening of SPR is observed at larger quantities of the extract possibly due to biosorption of gold ions. Silver nanoparticles with size in the range 10-20 nm having symmetric SPR band centered around 409 nm are obtained for the colloid synthesized at room temperature at a pH of 8. Crystallinity of the nanoparticles is confirmed from the XRD pattern. Biomolecules responsible for capping are different in gold and silver nanoparticles as evidenced by the FTIR spectra.

Philip, Daizy; Unni, C.

2011-05-01

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Biofunctionalized silver nanoparticles: advances and prospects.  

PubMed

The unique size-dependent properties of nano scale materials have significantly impacted all spheres of human life making nanotechnology a promising field for biomedical applications. Metal nanoparticles like silver have gained significant interest over the years due to their remarkable optical, electrical and antimicrobial properties. However, the toxic nature and aggregation of these nanoparticles has limited its use in more optimized applications. Rational selection of therapeutically active biomolecules for functionalizing the surface of these particles will certainly increase the biocompatibility and biological applicability. The current review attempts to stress on the application domains of silver nanoparticles and also extends an overview on the current strategies involved in biofunctionalizing these particles for specific applications. This review is divided into three sections. The first section emphasizes the importance of silver nanoparticles and its biomedical applications. The need for functionalization and the various concepts and techniques involved in creating surface modified silver nanoparticles will be described in the second section; and the last section throws light on the various applications of the functionalized silver nanoparticles. PMID:23411404

Ravindran, Aswathy; Chandran, Preethy; Khan, S Sudheer

2013-05-01

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Silver and magnetic nanoparticles for sensitive DNA detection by SERS.  

PubMed

This paper describes the first report of the combination of functionalised silver nanoparticles and silver-coated magnetic nanoparticles in a stable sandwich assay for DNA detection using SERS, providing robust multi-target recognition. PMID:25214257

Donnelly, Tara; Smith, W Ewen; Faulds, Karen; Graham, Duncan

2014-09-30

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Preparation of Pb-free silver paste containing nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pb-free silver paste containing nanoparticles was prepared for low temperature sintering. The silver nanoparticles with size of 20–50nm were synthesized by a chemical reduction method using surfactant. To prepare lead-free silver paste, 10wt% and 20wt% of the silver nanoparticles were added into conventional silver powder with an average particle size of 1.6?m. Then, 3wt% or 6wt% of lead-free frit was

Sunghyun Park; Dongseok Seo; Jongkook Lee

2008-01-01

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Synthesis of copolymer-stabilized silver nanoparticles for coating materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver ions being less toxic than silver nanoparticles, a more safe material can be obtained to be used as antimicrobial coating.\\u000a This can be achieved by using thiol chemistry and covalently attach the silver nanoparticles in the coating. Our aim is to\\u000a produce a coating having antimicrobial properties of silver ions but with the silver nanoparticles firmly attached in the

Jukka Niskanen; Jun Shan; Heikki Tenhu; Hua Jiang; Esko Kauppinen; Violeta Barranco; Fernando Picó; Kirsi Yliniemi; Kyösti Kontturi

2010-01-01

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Glucoxylan-mediated green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles and their phyto-toxicity study.  

PubMed

A green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles having exceptional high stability is reported. The synthesis involves the use of glucoxylans isolated from seeds of Mimosa pudica and excludes the use of conventional reducing and capping agents. The average particle sizes were 40 and 6 nm for gold and silver, respectively. The size of gold particles obtained in this work is suitable for drug delivery as they are non-cytotoxic. In phyto-toxicity tests the gold and silver nanoparticles did not show any significant effect on germination of radish seeds, whereas in radish seedling root growth assay the two particles behaved differently. The silver nanoparticles exhibited a concentration-dependent stimulatory effect on root length, whereas the gold nanoparticles had no significant effect in this test. The likely mechanism of these effects is discussed. PMID:24607156

Iram, Fozia; Iqbal, Mohammad S; Athar, Muhammad M; Saeed, Muhammad Z; Yasmeen, Abida; Ahmad, Riaz

2014-04-15

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Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of biogenic silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biogenic silver nanoparticles with 40.3 ± 3.5 nm size and negative surface charge (- 40 mV) were prepared with Fusarium oxysporum. The cytotoxicity of 3T3 cell and human lymphocyte were studied by a TaliTM image-based cytometer and the genotoxicity through Allium cepa and comet assay. The results of BioAg-w (washed) and BioAg-nw (unwashed) biogenic silver nanoparticles showed cytotoxicity exceeding 50 ?g/mL with no significant differences of response in 5 and 10 ?g/mL regarding viability. Results of genotoxicity at concentrations 5.0 and 10.0 ug/mL show some response, but at concentrations 0.5 and 1.0 ?g/mL the washed and unwashed silver nanoparticles did not present any effect. This in an important result since in tests with different bacteria species and strains, including resistant, MIC (minimal inhibitory concentration) had good answers at concentrations less than 1.9 ?g/mL. This work concludes that biogenic silver nanoparticles may be a promising option for antimicrobial use in the range where no cyto or genotoxic effect were observed. Furthermore, human cells were found to have a greater resistance to the toxic effects of silver nanoparticles in comparison with other cells.

Lima, R.; Feitosa, L. O.; Ballottin, D.; Marcato, P. D.; Tasic, L.; Durán, N.

2013-04-01

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Silver nanoparticles with gelatin nanoshells: photochemical facile green synthesis and their antimicrobial activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the current study, a facile green synthesis of silver-gelatin core–shell nanostructures (spherical, spherical\\/cubic hybrid,\\u000a and cubic, DLS diameter: 4.1–6.9 nm) is reported via the wet chemical synthesis procedure. Sunlight-UV as an available reducing\\u000a agent cause mild reduction of silver ions into the silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs). Gelatin protein, as an effective capping\\/shaping\\u000a agent, was used in the reaction to self-assemble silver

Ali Pourjavadi; Rouhollah Soleyman

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Heterogeneous precipitation of silver nanoparticles on kaolinite plates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two different methods to obtain silver nanoparticles supported on kaolin crystals have been performed: the first one followed a thermal reduction and the second one a chemical reduction. In both cases, the silver nanoparticles with two different average particles size (ca.12 and 30 nm) were perfectly isolated and attached to the surface of the kaolin plates. The silver nanoparticles were

B. Cabal; R. Torrecillas; F. Malpartida; J. S. Moya

2010-01-01

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Antimicrobial Characteristics of Silver Aerosol Nanoparticles against Bacillus subtilis Bioaerosols  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver aerosol nanoparticles generated by an atomizer were investigated as an antimicrobial agent against B. subtilis bioaerosols, a model for Gram-positive bacteria. The bioaerosols and silver aerosol nanoparticles were mixed in a test duct for 15 s and sampled on nutrient agar plates by an impactor. Peak concentrations of the silver aerosol nanoparticles at the mobility diameter of 80 nm

Ki-Young Yoon; Jeong Hoon Byeon; Jae-Hong Park; Jun Ho Ji; Gwi Nam Bae; Jungho Hwang

2008-01-01

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Biomimetic synthesis and patterning of silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The creation of nanoscale materials for advanced structures has led to a growing interest in the area of biomineralization. Numerous microorganisms are capable of synthesizing inorganic-based structures. For example, diatoms use amorphous silica as a structural material, bacteria synthesize magnetite (Fe3O4) particles and form silver nanoparticles, and yeast cells synthesize cadmium sulphide nanoparticles. The process of biomineralization and assembly of nanostructured inorganic components into hierarchical structures has led to the development of a variety of approaches that mimic the recognition and nucleation capabilities found in biomolecules for inorganic material synthesis. In this report, we describe the in vitro biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using silver-binding peptides identified from a combinatorial phage display peptide library.

Naik, Rajesh R.; Stringer, Sarah J.; Agarwal, Gunjan; Jones, Sharon E.; Stone, Morley O.

2002-11-01

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Drastic nickel ion removal from aqueous solution by curcumin-capped Ag nanoparticles.  

PubMed

A completely green synthesis protocol has been adopted to obtain silver nanoaggregates capped by the natural compound (1E, 6E)-1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-diene), also known as curcumin. The synthesis has been monitored by infrared, Raman, visible and fluorescence spectroscopies. Characterization confirms that curcumin reduces and caps the nanoparticles, and such a procedure allows its solubility in water and drastically increases curcumin stability. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)/curcumin complex has been dispersed in a water solution containing a known nickel ion concentration. After three days, a grey precipitate is observed and nickel concentration in the solution is reduced by about 70%. PMID:25036541

Bettini, S; Pagano, R; Valli, L; Giancane, G

2014-09-01

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Biofabrication of silver nanoparticles using Andrographis paniculata.  

PubMed

New and novel strategies are of recent interest in the development of silver nanoparticles. The plant extracts are eco-friendly, economical and cost effective for synthesis of nanoparticles. In this paper, we represent biofabrication of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Andrographis paniculata and the synthesized AgNPs was monitored by ultra-violet visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis). The morphology and crystalline nature of AgNPs were determined from scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The size and the stability were detected by using Nanoparticle analyzer. The average size of the AgNPs was found to be 54 ± 2 nm and the Zeta potential was found to be -50.7 mV. The synthesized AgNPs have very good antifungal activity. PMID:24389508

Kotakadi, Venkata S; Gaddam, Susmila Aparna; Subba Rao, Y; Prasad, T N V K V; Varada Reddy, A; Sai Gopal, D V R

2014-02-12

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Biomimetic synthesis and patterning of silver nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The creation of nanoscale materials for advanced structures has led to a growing interest in the area of biomineralization. Numerous microorganisms are capable of synthesizing inorganic-based structures. For example, diatoms use amorphous silica as a structural material, bacteria synthesize magnetite (Fe3O4) particles and form silver nanoparticles, and yeast cells synthesize cadmium sulphide nanoparticles. The process of biomineralization and assembly of

Rajesh R. Naik; Sarah J. Stringer; Gunjan Agarwal; Sharon E. Jones; Morley O. Stone

2002-01-01

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Antimicrobial silver nanoparticles generated on cellulose nanocrystals  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a new approach to the formation of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) using cellulose nanocrystals. The process involves\\u000a periodate oxidation of cellulose nanocrystals, generating aldehyde functions which, in turn, are used to reduce Ag+ into Ag0 in mild alkaline conditions. The nanoparticles were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and ultraviolet–visible\\u000a absorption spectroscopy. From the microscope studies (TEM) we

Nicolas DrogatRobert; Robert Granet; Vincent Sol; Abdelmajid Memmi; Naïma Saad; Carmen Klein Koerkamp; Philippe Bressollier; Pierre Krausz

2011-01-01

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Biosynthesis, Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Effect of Silver Nanoparticles Using a Novel Nocardiopsis sp. MBRC-1  

PubMed Central

The biosynthesis of nanoparticles has been proposed as a cost effective environmental friendly alternative to chemical and physical methods. Microbial synthesis of nanoparticles is under exploration due to wide biomedical applications, research interest in nanotechnology and microbial biotechnology. In the present study, an ecofriendly process for the synthesis of nanoparticles using a novel Nocardiopsis sp. MBRC-1 has been attempted. We used culture supernatant of Nocardiopsis sp. MBRC-1 for the simple and cost effective green synthesis of silver nanoparticles. The reduction of silver ions occurred when silver nitrate solution was treated with the Nocardiopsis sp. MBRC-1 culture supernatant at room temperature. The nanoparticles were characterized by UV-visible, TEM, FE-SEM, EDX, FTIR, and XRD spectroscopy. The nanoparticles exhibited an absorption peak around 420?nm, a characteristic surface plasmon resonance band of silver nanoparticles. They were spherical in shape with an average particle size of 45 ± 0.15?nm. The EDX analysis showed the presence of elemental silver signal in the synthesized nanoparticles. The FTIR analysis revealed that the protein component in the form of enzyme nitrate reductase produced by the isolate in the culture supernatant may be responsible for reduction and as capping agents. The XRD spectrum showed the characteristic Bragg peaks of 1 2 3, 2 0 4, 0 4 3, 1 4 4, and 3 1 1 facets of the face centered cubic silver nanoparticles and confirms that these nanoparticles are crystalline in nature. The prepared silver nanoparticles exhibited strong antimicrobial activity against bacteria and fungi. Cytotoxicity of biosynthesized AgNPs against in vitro human cervical cancer cell line (HeLa) showed a dose-response activity. IC50 value was found to be 200??g/mL of AgNPs against HeLa cancer cells. Further studies are needed to elucidate the toxicity and the mechanism involved with antimicrobial and anticancer activity of the synthesized AgNPs as nanomedicine. PMID:23936787

Manivasagan, Panchanathan; Senthilkumar, Kalimuthu; Sivakumar, Kannan; Kim, Se-Kwon

2013-01-01

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Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Alternanthera sessilis (Linn.) extract and their antimicrobial, antioxidant activities.  

PubMed

The present work focuses the use of the aqueous extract of Alternanthera sessilis Linn. (Amaranthaceae) in producing silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from silver nitrate aqueous. Phytochemical analysis of the extract revealed the presence of alkaloid, tannins, ascorbic acid, carbohydrates and proteins and they serve as effective reducing and capping agents for converting silver nitrate into nanoparticles. The synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were also tested for proteins and ascorbic acid. Its pH was also determined (5.63). The AgNPs obtained was characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy, SEM, Zeta sizer and TG-DSC. SEM images which revealed the presence of various shapes and sizes. FT-IR spectrum showed the AgNPs having a coating of proteins indicating a dual role of bio-molecules responsible for capping and efficient stabilization of the silver nanoparticles. Presence of impurities and melting point profile were screened by TG-DSC analyzer. AgNPs were synthesized from the silver nitrate through the reducing power of ascorbic acid present in A. sessilis leaves. In this study, we also investigated antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of green synthesized AgNPs. The antimicrobial activity is investigated by Bauer et al.'s method. Antioxidant activity was done by DPPH method. PMID:23006568

Niraimathi, K L; Sudha, V; Lavanya, R; Brindha, P

2013-02-01

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Photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange dye using silver (Ag) nanoparticles synthesized from Ulva lactuca.  

PubMed

In this paper, we report on biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Ulva lactuca (seaweed) at room temperature along with photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange dye. UV spectral analysis showed peak at 430 nm with special reference to the excitation of surfaces plasmon vibration by silver nanoparticles. FT-IR studies reveal the presence of bioactive functional groups such as phenolic compounds, amines and aromatic ring are found to be the capping and stabilizing agents of nanoparticles. The morphology of silver nanoparticles was found to be spherical and ranges about 48.59 nm as confirmed by HR-SEM. Negative zeta potential value of -34 mV suggests that the nanoparticles are highly stable in colloidal solution. XRD patterns also suggest the occurrence of spherical shaped particles due to the presence of silver ions. Further, photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange was measured spectrophotometrically by using silver as nanocatalyst under visible light illumination. The results revealed that biosynthesized silver nanoparticles using U. lactuca was found to be impressive in degrading methyl orange. PMID:23266074

Kumar, P; Govindaraju, M; Senthamilselvi, S; Premkumar, K

2013-03-01

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Interactions between silver nanoparticles and polyvinyl alcohol nanofibers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The interaction of polyvinylalcohol (PVA) nanofibers with silver (Ag) nanoparticles (mean diameter 8nm) has been modeled using density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The physical adsorption of PVA through the hydroxyl group, to the Ag, and its corresponding molecular orientation was compared with experimental results obtained from surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) studies of the same material. A good agreement was found between the computational model of the vibrational spectrum of the adsorbate and the experimentally observed SERS. In general, aliphatic capping molecules are used to passivate the surface of Ag55 nanocrystals (55 = atomic number of Ag). In this study, a DFT simulation was employed to show binding energies and electron contour map analyses of Ag55 with PVA. Here we show that the PVA interacts with the Ag nanoparticle's surface, through the OH group, thereby contributing significantly to the increase in SERS activity.

Chou, H. L.; Wu, C. M.; Lin, F. D.; Rick, J.

2014-08-01

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Extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using the fungus Fusarium semitectum  

SciTech Connect

Development of environmental friendly procedures for the synthesis of metal nanoparticles through biological processes is evolving into an important branch of nanobiotechnology. In this paper, we report on the use of fungus 'Fusarium semitectum' for the extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles from silver nitrate solution (i.e. through the reduction of Ag{sup +} to Ag{sup 0}). Highly stable and crystalline silver nanoparticles are produced in solution by treating the filtrate of the fungus F. semitectum with the aqueous silver nitrate solution. The formations of nanoparticles are understood from the UV-vis and X-ray diffraction studies. Transmission electron microscopy of the silver particles indicated that they ranged in size from 10 to 60 nm and are mostly spherical in shape. Interestingly the colloidal suspensions of silver nanoparticles are stable for many weeks. Possible medicinal applications of these silver nanoparticles are envisaged.

Basavaraja, S.; Balaji, S.D. [Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106, Karnataka (India); Department of Chemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106, Karnataka (India); Lagashetty, Arunkumar [Appa Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gulbarga 585102, Karnataka (India); Rajasab, A.H. [Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106, Karnataka (India); Venkataraman, A. [Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106, Karnataka (India); Department of Chemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106, Karnataka (India)], E-mail: raman_chem@rediffmail.com

2008-05-06

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Novel optical nanobiosensor assembled with silver nanoparticles on gold surface  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel optical biosensor with gold surface bound silver nanoparticles has been constructed for detection of bio-molecules like antigen, antibody protein and DNA plasmid, which exhibited distinct optical properties of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). The silver colloidal nanoparticles were prepared by using sodium borohydride reduction of silver nitrate and characterized by using UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM),

Zhong Cao; Meng-Xue Zeng; Ling Zhang; Xi-Xi Huang; Ming-Xing Wang; Fu-Chun Gong; Shu-Zhen Tan

2009-01-01

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Investigation of passivated silver nanoparticles Shengtai He a  

E-print Network

Investigation of passivated silver nanoparticles Shengtai He a , Jiannian Yao b , Sishen Xie; in ®nal form 17 April 2001 Abstract Two-dimension self-assembly superlattices of passivated silver nanoparticles were formed on amorphous carbon ®lms. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of the silver

Gao, Hongjun

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Luminescent and Raman Active Silver Nanoparticles with Polycrystalline Jie Zheng,*,,,  

E-print Network

to colloidal silver NPs prepared by typical solution-phase methods, of which only 2% of the particles emitLuminescent and Raman Active Silver Nanoparticles with Polycrystalline Structure Jie Zheng wavelength (0.5 nm for silver and gold), metal nanoparticles (NPs) often display strong single- electron

Wang, Zhong L.

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Enhanced dispersibility and dispersion stability of dodecylamine-protected silver nanoparticles by dodecanethiol for ink-jet conductive inks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This work studied dodecylamine-protected silver nanoparticles modified by a small amount of dodecanethiol as the co-protective agent. Contents of the dodecanethiol and the protective agent capping on the surface of silver nanoparticles were analyzed using the method of oxygen flask combustion and a thermogravimetric analysis instrument. Results of electrical property determination and transmission electron microscopy indicate that certain amount of capping dodecanethiol can slow down the spontaneous sintering process of silver nanoparticles. When capping DDT content of silver nanoparticles is 1.70 wt%, 10 wt% suspensions are stable under -18 °C and can be stored stably at room temperature as long as 120 days. Furthermore, the silver nanoparticle concentration could be increased to 20 wt% with a stable storage time of 60 days at room temperature. Finally, stable polymer-free conductive inks with the silver nanoparticle concentration of 20 wt% were produced to fabricate patterns by ink-jet printing. The resistivity of the PI-supported patterns having been annealed at 130 °C for 10 min is 7.2 ?? cm.

Zhou, Xueqin; Li, Wei; Wu, Meilan; Tang, Shen; Liu, Dongzhi

2014-02-01

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Genotoxicity of silver nanoparticles in Allium cepa.  

PubMed

Potential health and environmental effects of nanoparticles need to be thoroughly assessed before their widespread commercialization. Though there are few studies on cytotoxicity of nanoparticles on mammalian and human cell lines, there are hardly any reports on genotoxic and cytotoxic behavior of nanoparticles in plant cells. This study aims to investigate cytotoxic and genotoxic impacts of silver nanoparticles using root tip cells of Allium cepa as an indicator organism. A.cepa root tip cells were treated with four different concentrations (25, 20, 75, and 100 ppm) of engineered silver nanoparticles (below 100 nm size) dispersion, to study endpoints like mitotic index, distribution of cells in mitotic phases, different types of chromosomal aberrations, disturbed metaphase, sticky chromosome, cell wall disintegration, and breaks. For each concentration five sets of microscopic observations were carried out. No chromosomal aberration was observed in the control (untreated onion root tips) and the mitotic index (MI) value was 60.3%. With increasing concentration of the nanoparticles decrease in the mitotic index was noticed (60.30% to 27.62%). The different cytological effects including the chromosomal aberrations were studied in detail for the treated cells as well as control. We infer from this study that silver nanoparticles could penetrate plant system and may impair stages of cell division causing chromatin bridge, stickiness, disturbed metaphase, multiple chromosomal breaks and cell disintegration. The findings also suggest that plants as an important component of the ecosystems need to be included when evaluating the overall toxicological impact of the nanoparticles in the environment. PMID:19616276

Kumari, Mamta; Mukherjee, A; Chandrasekaran, N

2009-09-15

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Immobilizing silver nanoparticles (SNP) on Musa balbisiana cellulose.  

PubMed

Cellulose from Musa balbisiana was purified. A part of it was dispersed in distilled water using ultrasonication. The silver nanoparticles (SNP) were synthesized in the colloidal cellulose solution and stability of the nanoparticles was tested using UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Further characterization of the composite was done using spectral analysis by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) to reveal any bond formation between silver nanoparticles with M. balbisiana cellulose. Here we found that cellulose/silver nanoparticle colloid is stable for 29 days and there is no chemical interaction of cellulose with silver nanoparticles. PMID:23010111

Gogoi, Krishna; Saikia, Jyoti Prasad; Konwar, Bolin Kumar

2013-02-01

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Effects of silver nanoparticles and hydroxylated fullerenes on early life stage of the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas): metabolomic approach.  

E-print Network

??Silver nanoparticles and carbon-based nanoparticles are two main categories of engineered nanoparticles and are massively produced and used in industrial and consumer products. Silver nanoparticles… (more)

Tseng, Chi-Yen

2013-01-01

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Coarsening of silver nanoparticles in polyelectrolyte multilayers.  

PubMed

In polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) films assembled from poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) and poly(styrene sulfonate) via the layer-by-layer deposition technique, the counterions were exchanged with silver ions, which were subsequently reduced in situ to produce silver (Ag) nanoparticles. The Ag nanoparticles embedded in the PEMs were found to undergo an interesting coarsening process over time, through which smaller Ag nanoparticles coalesce into larger ones until reaching an equilibrium. The process was investigated by monitoring the localized surface plasmon resonance of the Ag nanoparticles using UV-vis extinction spectroscopy, and the spectral evolution revealed an increase in nanoparticle size with time, a trend in qualitative agreement with theoretical calculation and further confirmed by transmission electron microscopy. The kinetics of the coarsening process and the size of Ag nanoparticles at equilibrium were found to be affected by the PEM structure as well as the temperature and relative humidity the PEM was exposed to, and coalescence was identified to be the mechanism. PMID:23944934

Wei, Jingjing; Wang, Liming; Zhang, Xin; Ma, Xiaojing; Wang, Hui; Su, Zhaohui

2013-09-10

87

Bioactivity of albumins bound to silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

The last decade has witnessed a tremendous rise in the proposed applications of nanomaterials in the field of medicine due to their very attractive physiochemical properties and novel actions such as the ability to reach previously inaccessible targets such as brain. However biological activity of functional molecules bound to nanoparticles and its physiological consequences is still unclear and hence this area requires immediate attention. The functional properties of Human Serum Albumin (HSA) and Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) bound to silver nanoparticles (~60 nm) have been studied under physiological environment. Esterase activity, binding of drugs (warfarin and ibuprofen), antioxidant activity and copper binding by albumins was evaluated. The catalytic efficiencies of HSA and BSA diminished upon binding to silver nanoparticles. Perturbation in binding of warfarin and ibuprofen, loss of free sulphydryls, antioxidant activity and enhancement of copper binding were observed in albumins bound to nanoparticles. These alterations in functional activity of nanoparticle bound albumins which will have important consequences should be taken into consideration while using nanoparticles for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. PMID:24715529

Mariam, Jessy; Sivakami, S; Kothari, D C; Dongre, P M

2014-06-01

88

Biosynthesis and structural characterization of silver nanoparticles from bacterial isolates  

SciTech Connect

Graphical abstract: In this study five bacterial isolates belong to different genera were found to be able to biosynthesize silver nanoparticles. Biosynthesis and spectral characterization are reported here. Highlights: {yields} About 300 bacterial isolates were screened for their ability to produce nanosilvers {yields} Five of them were potential candidates for synthesis of silver nanoparticles {yields} Production of silver nanoparticles was examined using UV-Vis, XRD, SEM and EDS. {yields} The presence of nanoparticles with all five bacterial isolates was confirmed. -- Abstract: This study aimed to develop a green process for biosynthesis of silver nanomaterials by some Egyptian bacterial isolates. This target was achieved by screening an in-house culture collection consists of 300 bacterial isolates for silver nanoparticle formation. Through screening process, it was observed that strains belonging to Escherichia coli (S30, S78), Bacillus megaterium (S52), Acinetobacter sp. (S7) and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S54) were potential candidates for synthesis of silver nanoparticles. The extracellular production of silver nanoparticles by positive isolates was investigated by UV-Vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). The results demonstrated that UV-visible spectrum of the aqueous medium containing silver ion showed a peak at 420 nm corresponding to the plasmon absorbance of silver nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscopy micrograph showed formation of silver nanoparticles in the range of 15-50 nm. XRD-spectrum of the silver nanoparticles exhibited 2{theta} values corresponding to the silver nanocrystal that produce in hexagonal and cubic crystal configurations with different plane of orientation. In addition, the signals of the silver atoms were observed by EDS-spectrum analysis that confirms the presence of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in all positive bacterial isolates.

Zaki, Sahar, E-mail: saharzaki@yahoo.com [Environmental Biotechnology Department, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alexandria, 21934 New Burgelarab City (Egypt)] [Environmental Biotechnology Department, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alexandria, 21934 New Burgelarab City (Egypt); El Kady, M.F. [Fabrication Technology Department, Advanced Technology and New Materials Research Institute (ATNMRI), Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alexandria (Egypt)] [Fabrication Technology Department, Advanced Technology and New Materials Research Institute (ATNMRI), Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alexandria (Egypt); Abd-El-Haleem, Desouky [Environmental Biotechnology Department, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alexandria, 21934 New Burgelarab City (Egypt)] [Environmental Biotechnology Department, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alexandria, 21934 New Burgelarab City (Egypt)

2011-10-15

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Silver nanoparticles produced by green production method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanomaterials as novel materials with nanometer sizes are involved in higher performance technology. On this context nanobiotechnology is able to create different nanostructures using living organisms.An attractive research area is the application of microorganisms to synthesize nanoparticles from different metals, one of which is silver, an antimicrobial agent. Green production methods have a considerable interest for environmental protection, often based on plant extracts, organic compounds or microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, algae). Marine plants were used as "real factors" for synthesis of nanoparticles of Au and Ag using different processes of biomineralization. This paper deals with a complete study about obtaining silver nanoparticles from AgNO3 using red algae (Porphyridium purpureum). The red algae contain the red pigment-phycobilins, responsible for red color and for the strong absorption in visible spectrum. The properties and structure of silver nanoparticles have been put into evidence by means of: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy-FTIR, optical microscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry-EDXRF.

Bunghez, Ioana-Raluca; Ion, Rodica-Mariana; Velea, Sanda; Ilie, Lucia; Fierascu, Radu-Claudiu; Dumitriu, Irina; Dinu, Angela; Troncea, Simona

2010-11-01

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Three strategies to stabilise nearly monodispersed silver nanoparticles in aqueous solution  

PubMed Central

Silver nanoparticles are extensively used due to their chemical and physical properties and promising applications in areas such as medicine and electronics. Controlled synthesis of silver nanoparticles remains a major challenge due to the difficulty in producing long-term stable particles of the same size and shape in aqueous solution. To address this problem, we examine three strategies to stabilise aqueous solutions of 15 nm citrate-reduced silver nanoparticles using organic polymeric capping, bimetallic core-shell and bimetallic alloying. Our results show that these strategies drastically improve nanoparticle stability by distinct mechanisms. Additionally, we report a new role of polymer functionalisation in preventing further uncontrolled nanoparticle growth. For bimetallic nanoparticles, we attribute the presence of a higher valence metal on the surface of the nanoparticle as one of the key factors for improving their long-term stability. Stable silver-based nanoparticles, free of organic solvents, will have great potential for accelerating further environmental and nanotoxicity studies. PACS: 81.07.-b; 81.16.Be; 82.70.Dd. PMID:22356679

2012-01-01

91

Thiol, Amine and Silane Capped Highly Monodisperse Gold Nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many different procedures have been successfully developed to prepare highly monodisperse gold nanoparticles in literature. Most of these reports utilize the ability of thiol modified thiols as effective capping agents to prepare the uniformly size distributed particles. We have already demonstrated that capping and digestive ripening the gold nanoparticles by thiols leads to highly monodisperse ~5nm particles with the alkyl chain length of the thiol influencing the superlattice morphology of these nanoparticles. Although several different ligands like carboxylates have been used as capping ligands, in a majority of the cases they lead to polydisperse particles. Here, we present a very effective way to prepare uniform size distributed gold nanoparticles using different ligands such as alkyl -amines and -silanes which again form ~5nm particles. Although the nanoparticles adopt different superlattice morphologies at room temperature the superlattices are easily broken apart at higher temperatures indicating similar solubility features to those of normal molecular materials.

Prasad, B. L. V.; Klabunde, K. J.; Sorensen, C. M.

2002-03-01

92

Rapid biological synthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant leaf extracts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Five plant leaf extracts (Pine, Persimmon, Ginkgo, Magnolia and Platanus) were used and compared for their extracellular synthesis\\u000a of metallic silver nanoparticles. Stable silver nanoparticles were formed by treating aqueous solution of AgNO3 with the plant leaf extracts as reducing agent of Ag+ to Ag0. UV-visible spectroscopy was used to monitor the quantitative formation of silver nanoparticles. Magnolia leaf broth

Jae Yong Song; Beom Soo Kim

2009-01-01

93

Lysozyme catalyzes the formation of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Hen egg white lysozyme acted as the sole reducing agent and catalyzed the formation of silver nanoparticles in the presence of light. Stable silver colloids formed after mixing lysozyme and silver acetate in methanol and the resulting nanoparticles were concentrated and transferred to aqueous solution without any significant changes in physical properties. Activity and antimicrobial assays demonstrated lysozyme-silver nanoparticles retained the hydrolase function of the enzyme and were effective in inhibiting growth of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus anthracis, and Candida albicans. Remarkably, lysozyme-silver nanoparticles demonstrated a strong antimicrobial effect against silver-resistant Proteus mirabilis strains and a recombinant E. coli strain containing the multiple antibiotic- and silver-resistant plasmid, pMG101. Results of toxicological studies using human epidermal keratinocytes revealed that lysozyme-silver nanoparticles are nontoxic at concentrations sufficient to inhibit microbial growth. Overall, the ability of lysozyme to assemble silver nanoparticles in a one-step reaction offers a simple and environmentally friendly approach to form stable colloids of nontoxic silver nanoparticles that combine the antimicrobial properties of lysozyme and silver. The results expand the functionality of nanomaterials for biological systems and represent a novel antimicrobial composite for potential aseptics and therapeutic use in the future. PMID:19344124

Eby, D Matthew; Schaeublin, Nicole M; Farrington, Karen E; Hussain, Saber M; Johnson, Glenn R

2009-04-28

94

Antibacterial and catalytic activities of green synthesized silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

The aqueous beetroot extract was used as reducing agent for silver nanoparticles synthesis. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The surface plasmon resonance peak of synthesized nanoparticles was observed at 438nm. As the concentration of beetroot extract increases, absorption spectra shows blue shift with decreasing particle size. The prepared silver nanoparticles were well dispersed, spherical in shape with the average particle size of 15nm. The prepared silver nanoparticles are effective in inhibiting the growth of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The prepared silver nanoparticles reveal faster catalytic activity. This natural method for synthesis of silver nanoparticles offers a valuable contribution in the area of green synthesis and nanotechnology avoiding the presence of hazardous and toxic solvents and waste. PMID:25093965

Bindhu, M R; Umadevi, M

2015-01-25

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Oxidation of Ag nanoparticles in aqueous media: Effect of particle size and capping  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many applications and environmental impact of silver-bearing nanomaterials critically depend upon their specific reactivity, which is still poorly understood. Here, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) of about 3-5 nm and 10-12 nm in diameter, uncapped and capped with L-glucose or citrate, were prepared, characterized using UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, SAXS, TEM, and their (electro)chemical oxidation was examined in comparison with each other and bulk metal applying scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and XPS. A resistive switching effect was found in the tunneling spectra measured in air at the smaller uncapped Ag NPs deposited on HOPG and was interpreted in terms of Ag transfer between the particle and the probe. The anodic oxidation of these Ag NPs in 1 M NaOH yielded 3D Ag2O, while only a layer of "primary" Ag(I) oxide emerged on larger uncapped nanoparticles during the potential sweep. The formation of AgO at higher potentials proceeded readily at the "primary" oxide but was retarded at the smaller NPs. The citrate- and glucose-capping substantially impeded the formation both of Ag2O and AgO. The findings highlighted, particularly, a non-trivial effect of particle size and transient mobilization of Ag species on the reactions of silver nanoparticles.

Mikhlin, Yuri L.; Vishnyakova, Elena A.; Romanchenko, Alexander S.; Saikova, Svetlana V.; Likhatski, Maxim N.; Larichev, Yurii V.; Tuzikov, Fedor V.; Zaikovskii, Vladimir I.; Zharkov, Sergey M.

2014-04-01

96

The Development of Silver Nanoparticles as Antiviral Agents.  

E-print Network

?? Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have received tremendous attention for their antimicrobial properties; however, many gaps in knowledge exist. To address these issues, three research objectives… (more)

Trefry, John Christopher

2011-01-01

97

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles in aqueous aminopolycarboxylic acid solutions via ?-irradiation and hydrogen reduction.  

PubMed

Formation of silver nanoparticles in the presence of various aminipolycarboxylic acids (APCAs) such as iminodiacetic acid (IDA), nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ethylenediaminetriacetic acid (HEDTA), diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), and N,N,N',N?,N?,N?-triethylenetetraminehexaacetic acid (TTHA) was studied. Monodispersed silver nanoparticles capped by carboxylate groups of APCAs were prepared by the reduction of Ag(+) ions induced by either ?-radiolytic or H2 reduction at room temperature. APCAs act as stabilizer to avoid the aggregation of silver nanoparticles. It has been shown that H2-induced reduction of Ag(+) is possible at room temperature in the presence of APCAs. TTHA stabilized ?-reduced particles showed reactivity towards oxygen. The formed particles were characterized by UV-vis absorption, X-ray diffraction, zetasizer and transmission electron microscopy. PMID:25280683

Malkar, Vishwabharati V; Mukherjee, Tulsi; Kapoor, Sudhir

2014-11-01

98

Silver nanoparticle studded porous polyethylene scaffolds: bacteria struggle to grow on them while mammalian cells thrive.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticle studded scaffolds were prepared by exploiting the Ag(+) ion reducing activity of sophorolipids--a class of 'glycolipids' that cap the ensuing nanoparticles as well. To achieve this, the porous polyethylene scaffolds are subjected to N(2) + H(2) plasma treatment, in the first step. Subsequently the sophorolipids are covalently attached to the amine groups on the polymer surface through simple amide chemistry to yield sophorolipid grafted polymer scaffolds. These are then exposed to Ag(+) ions under appropriate conditions leading to the formation of silver nanoparticles immobilized on the polymer scaffolds. It has been found that while bacteria do not survive on these silver studded scaffolds, CHO-K1 cells thrive on them making them good candidates for tissue engineering and bio-implant applications. PMID:21643585

D'Britto, Virginia; Kapse, Harsha; Babrekar, Harshada; Prabhune, A A; Bhoraskar, S V; Premnath, V; Prasad, B L V

2011-07-01

99

Effects of silver ions and nanoparticles on suspended cells and biofilms of Nitrosomonas europaea.  

E-print Network

??Silver nanoparticles are increasingly being incorporated into consumer products due to their broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties. The resulting influx of silver nanoparticles into wastewater may pose… (more)

Barker, Leila Kelly

2014-01-01

100

Silver nanoparticles incorporated onto ordered mesoporous silica from Tollen's reagent  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Noble metal nanostructures supported on mesoporous silica are bridge between traditional silica adsorbents and modern catalysts. In this work the Ag/SBA-15 mesoporous materials were synthesized and characterized. Various forms of nanosilver supported on ordered mesoporous template have been successfully obtained via proposed procedures. In all synthesized materials, Tollen's reagent (diammine silver complex [Ag(NH3)2]+) was used as a silver source. Silver nanoparticles were prepared by reduction of ammoniacal silver complex by formaldehyde in the solution of stabilizer. After reduction, Ag nanoparticles could be deposited on SBA-15, or added during traditional synthesis of SBA-15 giving silver or silver chloride nanoparticles in the combination with porous silica. Silver nanostructures as nanoparticles or nanowires were also embedded onto the SBA-15 by incipient wetness impregnation of silver ions. Absorbed silver ions were next reduced under hydrogen at high temperature. There are many advantages of utilized ammoniacal silver complex as a silver source. Proposed method is capable to synthesis of various metal nanostructures with controlled composition and morphology. The silver ammonia complex is composed of two ions surrounding and protecting the central silver ion, so it is possible to obtain very small nanoparticles using simple approach without any functionalization of external and internal surface of SBA-15. This approach allows obtaining greatly small silver nanoparticles on SBA-15 (4 nm) or nanowires depending on the metal loading amount. Moreover, the colloidal silver solution prepared from Tollen's reagent, in the presence of triblock copolymer, remains stable for a long time. Reduction of Tollen's reagent to silver colloidal solution seems to be efficient, fast and interesting approach for the preparation of supported silver nanostructures Obtained samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), UV-vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms and photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS).

Zienkiewicz-Strza?ka, M.; Pasieczna-Patkowska, S.; Kozak, M.; Pikus, S.

2013-02-01

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Silver nanoparticle studded porous polyethylene scaffolds: bacteria struggle to grow on them while mammalian cells thrive  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticle studded scaffolds were prepared by exploiting the Ag+ ion reducing activity of sophorolipids--a class of `glycolipids' that cap the ensuing nanoparticles as well. To achieve this, the porous polyethylene scaffolds are subjected to N2 + H2 plasma treatment, in the first step. Subsequently the sophorolipids are covalently attached to the amine groups on the polymer surface through simple amide chemistry to yield sophorolipid grafted polymer scaffolds. These are then exposed to Ag+ ions under appropriate conditions leading to the formation of silver nanoparticles immobilized on the polymer scaffolds. It has been found that while bacteria do not survive on these silver studded scaffolds, CHO-K1 cells thrive on them making them good candidates for tissue engineering and bio-implant applications.Silver nanoparticle studded scaffolds were prepared by exploiting the Ag+ ion reducing activity of sophorolipids--a class of `glycolipids' that cap the ensuing nanoparticles as well. To achieve this, the porous polyethylene scaffolds are subjected to N2 + H2 plasma treatment, in the first step. Subsequently the sophorolipids are covalently attached to the amine groups on the polymer surface through simple amide chemistry to yield sophorolipid grafted polymer scaffolds. These are then exposed to Ag+ ions under appropriate conditions leading to the formation of silver nanoparticles immobilized on the polymer scaffolds. It has been found that while bacteria do not survive on these silver studded scaffolds, CHO-K1 cells thrive on them making them good candidates for tissue engineering and bio-implant applications. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: See DOI: 10.1039/c1nr10152d

D'Britto, Virginia; Kapse, Harsha; Babrekar, Harshada; Prabhune, A. A.; Bhoraskar, S. V.; Premnath, V.; Prasad, B. L. V.

2011-07-01

102

Extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles using living peanut seedling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Synthesis of nanoparticles by environment friendly method is an important aspect of nanotechnology. In the present study, extracellular reduction of silver ions to silver nanoparticles was carried out using living peanut plant. The electron microscopic analysis shows that the formed nanoparticles were of different shapes and sizes. The formed nanoparticles were polydispersed. The shapes of the nanoparticles were spherical, square, triangle, hexagonal and rod. Most of the particles were spherical and 56 nm in size. EDS analysis confirmed the formed nanoparticles were of silver. The crystalline nature of nanoparticles was confirmed by diffraction. This method opens up an exciting possibility of plant-based synthesis of other inorganic nanomaterials. This study confirms the synthesis of extracellular silver nanoparticles by living plant.

Raju, D.; Paneliya, Nikita; Mehta, Urmil J.

2014-10-01

103

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using DL-alanine for ESR dosimetry applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The potential use of alanine for the production of nanoparticles is presented here for the first time. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized using a simple green method, namely the thermal treatment of silver nitrate aqueous solutions with DL-alanine. The latter compound was employed both as a reducing and a capping agent. Particles with average size equal to 7.5 nm, face-centered cubic crystalline structure, narrow size distribution, and spherical shape were obtained. Interaction between the silver ions present on the surface of the nanoparticles and the amine group of the DL-alanine molecule seems to be responsible for reduction of the silver ions and for the stability of the colloid. The bio-hybrid nano-composite was used as an ESR dosimeter. The amount of silver nanoparticles in the nanocomposite was not sufficient to cause considerable loss of tissue equivalency. Moreover, the samples containing nanoparticles presented increased sensitivity and reduced energetic dependence as compared with pure DL-alanine, contributing to the construction of small-sized dosimeters.

Guidelli, Eder José; Ramos, Ana Paula; Zaniquelli, Maria Elisabete D.; Nicolucci, Patricia; Baffa, Oswaldo

2012-03-01

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Formation and optical properties of silver perfluorodecanethiolate nanoparticles.  

PubMed

This article reports a new catalytic method for preparing nanoparticles of silver thiolate from silver nanoparticles scattered on a ZrO2-coated substrate. Such nanoparticles transform into silver (perfluoro) decanethiolate after immersion in a solution of (perfluoro) decanethiol in heptane. These transformations occur at room temperature and are catalysed by ZrO2. The silver decanethiolate is obtained as lamellar crystals while the silver perfluorodecanethiolate is obtained in amorphous state. The modifications of the sample optical properties due to this latter compound are studied in correlation with its surface morphology, according to different preparation conditions. It is shown that an antireflective effect in addition to the damping of the plasmon band of the silver nanoparticles can be responsible for a large transmittance enhancement in the near-UV and visible ranges. These effects are modulated by the possible oxidation of the silver nanoparticle surface. In the absence of silver oxidation, the silver perfluorodecanethiolate is obtained as contiguous spheroidal nanoparticles, while, in the presence of silver oxidation, this compound is mainly obtained as entangled nanowires. PMID:23953653

Brenier, Roger; Piednoir, Agnès; Bessueille, François; Penuelas, José; Terrier, Nicolas

2013-10-15

105

Active Silver Nanoparticles for Wound Healing  

PubMed Central

In this preliminary study, the silver nanoparticle (Ag NP)-based dressing, Acticoat™ Flex 3, has been applied to a 3D fibroblast cell culture in vitro and to a real partial thickness burn patient. The in vitro results show that Ag NPs greatly reduce mitochondrial activity, while cellular staining techniques show that nuclear integrity is maintained, with no signs of cell death. For the first time, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) analyses were carried out on skin biopsies taken from a single patient during treatment. The results show that Ag NPs are released as aggregates and are localized in the cytoplasm of fibroblasts. No signs of cell death were observed, and the nanoparticles had different distributions within the cells of the upper and lower dermis. Depth profiles of the Ag concentrations were determined along the skin biopsies. In the healed sample, most of the silver remained in the surface layers, whereas in the unhealed sample, the silver penetrated more deeply. The Ag concentrations in the cell cultures were also determined. Clinical observations and experimental data collected here are consistent with previously published articles and support the safety of Ag NP-based dressing in wound treatment. PMID:23455461

Rigo, Chiara; Ferroni, Letizia; Tocco, Ilaria; Roman, Marco; Munivrana, Ivan; Gardin, Chiara; Cairns, Warren R. L.; Vindigni, Vincenzo; Azzena, Bruno; Barbante, Carlo; Zavan, Barbara

2013-01-01

106

Application of anisotropic silver nanoparticles: Multifunctionalization of wool fabric  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anisotropic silver nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully employed to color the wool fabrics in this study. The modified wool fabrics exhibited brilliant colors due to the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) properties of silver NPs. The colors of wool fabrics altered with the morphologies of silver NPs. These modified wool fabrics were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron

Bin Tang; Jinfeng Wang; Shuping Xu; Tarannum Afrin; Weiqing Xu; Lu Sun; Xungai Wang

2011-01-01

107

Chitin membranes containing silver nanoparticles for wound dressing application.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles are gaining importance as an antimicrobial agent in wound dressings. Chitin is a biopolymer envisioned to promote rapid dermal regeneration and accelerate wound healing. This study was focused on the evaluation of chitin membranes containing silver nanoparticles for use as an antimicrobial wound dressing. Silver nanoparticles were synthesised by gamma irradiation at doses of 50 kGy in the presence of sodium alginate as stabiliser. The UV-Vis absorption spectra of nanoparticles exhibited an absorption band at 415-420 nm, which is the typical plasmon resonance band of silver nanoparticles. The peaks in the X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern are in agreement with the standard values of the face-centred cubic silver. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images indicate silver nanoparticles with spherical morphology and small particle size in the range of 3-13 nm. In vitro antimicrobial tests were performed using Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus to determine the antimicrobial efficiency of the chitin membranes containing 30, 50, 70 and 100 ppm nanosilver. No viable counts for P. aeruginosa were detected with 70 ppm silver nanoparticles dressing after 1-hour exposure. A 2-log reduction in viable cell count was observed for S. aureus after 1 hour and a 4-log reduction after 6 hours with 100 ppm nanosilver chitin membranes. This study demonstrates the antimicrobial capability of chitin membranes containing silver nanoparticles. The chitin membranes with 100 ppm nanosilver showed promising antimicrobial activity against common wound pathogens. PMID:22958740

Singh, Rita; Singh, Durgeshwer

2014-06-01

108

Tailor-made hollow silver nanoparticle cages assembled with silver nanoparticles: an efficient catalyst for epoxidation.  

PubMed

A novel approach toward the synthesis of hollow silver nanoparticle (NP) cages built with building blocks of silver NPs by layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly is demonstrated. The size of the NP cage depends on the size of template used for the LbL assembly. The microcages showed a uniform distribution of spherical silver nanoparticles with an average diameter of 20 ± 5 nm, which increased to 40 ± 5 nm when the AgNO3 concentration was increased from 25 to 50 mM. Heat treatment of the polyelectrolyte capsules at 80 °C near their pKa values yielded intact nano/micro cages. These cages produced a higher conversion for the epoxidation of olefins and maintained their catalytic activity even after four successive uses. The nanocages exhibited unique and attractive characteristics for metal catalytic systems, thus offering the scope for further development as heterogeneous catalysts. PMID:24552178

Anandhakumar, S; Sasidharan, M; Tsao, Cheng-Wen; Raichur, Ashok M

2014-03-12

109

Silver nanoparticles as potential antiviral agents.  

PubMed

Virus infections pose significant global health challenges, especially in view of the fact that the emergence of resistant viral strains and the adverse side effects associated with prolonged use continue to slow down the application of effective antiviral therapies. This makes imperative the need for the development of safe and potent alternatives to conventional antiviral drugs. In the present scenario, nanoscale materials have emerged as novel antiviral agents for the possibilities offered by their unique chemical and physical properties. Silver nanoparticles have mainly been studied for their antimicrobial potential against bacteria, but have also proven to be active against several types of viruses including human imunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, herpes simplex virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and monkey pox virus. The use of metal nanoparticles provides an interesting opportunity for novel antiviral therapies. Since metals may attack a broad range of targets in the virus there is a lower possibility to develop resistance as compared to conventional antivirals. The present review focuses on the development of methods for the production of silver nanoparticles and on their use as antiviral therapeutics against pathogenic viruses. PMID:22024958

Galdiero, Stefania; Falanga, Annarita; Vitiello, Mariateresa; Cantisani, Marco; Marra, Veronica; Galdiero, Massimiliano

2011-01-01

110

Sonochemical Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Starch: A Comparison  

PubMed Central

A novel approach was applied to synthesize silver nanoparticles using starch under sonication. Colloidal silver nanoparticles solution exhibited an increase of absorption from 420 to 440?nm with increase starch quantity. Transmission electron microscopy followed by selected area electron diffraction pattern analysis indicated the formation of spherical, polydispersed, amorphous, silver nanoparticles of diameter ranging from 23 to 97?nm with mean particle size of 45.6?nm. Selected area electron diffraction (SAED) confirmed partial crystalline and amorphous nature of silver nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles synthesized in this manner can be used for synthesis of 2-aryl substituted benzimidazoles which have numerous biomedical applications. The optimized reaction conditions include 10?ml of 1?mM AgNO3, 25?mg starch, 11 pH range, and sonication for 20?min at room temperature. PMID:24587771

Smita, Kumari; Cumbal, Luis; Debut, Alexis; Pathak, Ravinandan Nath

2014-01-01

111

Sonochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles using starch: a comparison.  

PubMed

A novel approach was applied to synthesize silver nanoparticles using starch under sonication. Colloidal silver nanoparticles solution exhibited an increase of absorption from 420 to 440?nm with increase starch quantity. Transmission electron microscopy followed by selected area electron diffraction pattern analysis indicated the formation of spherical, polydispersed, amorphous, silver nanoparticles of diameter ranging from 23 to 97?nm with mean particle size of 45.6?nm. Selected area electron diffraction (SAED) confirmed partial crystalline and amorphous nature of silver nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles synthesized in this manner can be used for synthesis of 2-aryl substituted benzimidazoles which have numerous biomedical applications. The optimized reaction conditions include 10?ml of 1?mM AgNO3, 25?mg starch, 11 pH range, and sonication for 20?min at room temperature. PMID:24587771

Kumar, Brajesh; Smita, Kumari; Cumbal, Luis; Debut, Alexis; Pathak, Ravinandan Nath

2014-01-01

112

Polyhexamethylene biguanide functionalized cationic silver nanoparticles for enhanced antimicrobial activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), a broad spectrum disinfectant against many pathogens, was used as a stabilizing ligand for the synthesis of fairly uniform silver nanoparticles. The particles formed were characterized using UV-visible spectroscopy, FTIR, dynamic light scattering, electrophoretic mobility, and TEM to measure their morphology and surface chemistry. PHMB-functionalized silver nanoparticles were then evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against a gram-negative bacterial strain, Escherichia coli. These silver nanoparticles were found to have about 100 times higher bacteriostatic and bactericidal activities, compared to the previous reports, due to the combined antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles and PHMB. In addition to other applications, PHMB-functionalized silver nanoparticles would be extremely useful in textile industry due to the strong interaction of PHMB with cellulose fabrics.

Ashraf, Sumaira; Akhtar, Nasrin; Ghauri, Muhammad Afzal; Rajoka, Muhammad Ibrahim; Khalid, Zafar M.; Hussain, Irshad

2012-05-01

113

Synthesis of Starch - Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles and Their Antimicrobial Activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study silver nanoparticles were prepared using silver nitrate as the metal precursor, starch as protecting agent and sodium borohydride (NaBH4) as a reducing agent by chemical reduction method. The formation of the silver nanoparticles was monitored using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and particle size analyzer and characterized by Transmission Electron microscopy (TEM) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).Synthesis of

V. RAJI; M. CHAKRABORTY; P. A. PARIKH

2012-01-01

114

Comparison of bioconcentration of ionic silver and silver nanoparticles in zebrafish eleutheroembryos.  

PubMed

The production of silver nanoparticles has reached nowadays high levels. Bioconcentration studies, information on persistence and toxicity are fundamental to assess their global risk and thus necessary to establish legislations regarding their use. Previous studies on silver nanoparticle toxicity have determined a clear correlation between their chemical stability and toxicity. In this work, experimental conditions able to assure silver nanoparticles stability have been optimized. Then, zebrafish (Danio rerio) eleutheroembryos were exposed to ionic silver and to Ag NPs for comparison purposes. A protocol alternative to the OECD 305 technical guideline was used. To determine silver concentration in both the eleutheroembryos and the exposure media, an analytical method consisting in ultrasound assisted extraction, followed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, was developed. Then, bioconcentration factors were calculated. The results revealed that ionic silver was more accumulative for zebrafish eleutheroembryos than nanoparticles at the levels tested. PMID:24858804

López-Serrano, A; Muñoz-Olivas, R; Sanz-Landaluze, J; Olasagasti, M; Rainieri, S; Cámara, C

2014-08-01

115

Multiutility sophorolipids as nanoparticle capping agents: synthesis of stable and water dispersible Co nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Sophorolipids are a class of glycolipids that can be obtained from fatty acids by simply treating them with yeast cells (Candida bombicola, ATCC 22214) and glucose. In this letter, we demonstrate the application of sophorolipids obtained from oleic acid as a capping agent for Co nanoparticles. Upon capping the nanoparticle surface, the sugar moiety of these sophorolipids is exposed to the solvent environment, making the nanoparticles stable and water-redispersible. PMID:17935370

Kasture, Manasi; Singh, Sanjay; Patel, Pitamber; Joy, P A; Prabhune, A A; Ramana, C V; Prasad, B L V

2007-11-01

116

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Pinus eldarica Bark Extract  

PubMed Central

Recently, development of reliable experimental protocols for synthesis of metal nanoparticles with desired morphologies and sizes has become a major focus of researchers. Green synthesis of metal nanoparticles using organisms has emerged as a nontoxic and ecofriendly method for synthesis of metal nanoparticles. The objectives of this study were production of silver nanoparticles using Pinus eldarica bark extract and optimization of the biosynthesis process. The effects of quantity of extract, substrate concentration, temperature, and pH on the formation of silver nanoparticles are studied. TEM images showed that biosynthesized silver nanoparticles (approximately in the range of 10–40?nm) were predominantly spherical in shape. The preparation of nano-structured silver particles using P. eldarica bark extract provides an environmentally friendly option, as compared to currently available chemical and/or physical methods. PMID:24083233

Iravani, Siavash; Zolfaghari, Behzad

2013-01-01

117

Circular dichroism study of chiral biomolecules conjugated with silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chiral biomolecules conjugated with silver nanoparticles were investigated by circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy. Silver nanoparticles were prepared by the citrate reduction method and were characterized by UV spectroscopy and TEM. Conjugation of thiol group-containing biomolecules, such as cysteine, glutathione and penicillamine, with silver nanoparticles resulted in the generation of new characteristic CD signals in the region of 240-400 nm, whereas no CD signal changes were found with lysine or glutamine. Association through hydrogen bonding among the biomolecules is considered to be essential for CD signal generation, which was confirmed by experiment with cysteine methyl ester. Interestingly, Au nanoparticles were not found to generate CD signals in the wavelength region tested, indicating that this phenomenon is a unique feature of silver nanoparticles, distinguished from gold nanoparticles.

Li, Taihua; Park, Hyun Gyu; Lee, Hee-Seung; Choi, Seong-Ho

2004-10-01

118

Novel Cationic Gemini Lipids, Click Chemistry Based Adducts And Amphiphile-Capped Silver Nanostructures : Synthesis, Aggregation And Biological Properties.  

E-print Network

??The thesis entitled “Novel Cationic Gemini Lipids, Click Chemistry Based Adducts and Amphiphile-Capped Silver Nanostructures: Synthesis, Aggregation and Biological Properties” elucidates the design, synthesis, aggregation… (more)

Biswas, Joydeep

2010-01-01

119

Shape effects in plasmon resonance of individual colloidal silver nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a systematic study of the effect of size and shape on the spectral response of individual silver nanoparticles. An experimental method has been developed that begins with the detection and characterization of isolated nanoparticles in the optical far field. The plasmon resonance optical spectrum of many individual nanoparticles are then correlated to their size and shape using high-resolution

J. J. Mock; M. Barbic; D. R. Smith; D. A. Schultz; S. Schultz

2002-01-01

120

One-step synthesis and antibacterial property of water-soluble silver nanoparticles by CGJ bio-template  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, a new synthetic method of nanoparticles with fresh Chinese gooseberry juice (CGJ) as bio-template was developed.\\u000a One-step synthesis of highly water-soluble silver nanoparticles at room temperature without using any harmful reducing agents\\u000a and special capping agent was fulfilled with this method. In the process, the products were obtained by adding AgNO3 to CGJ, which was used as

Zi-Chun ZhuQing-Sheng; Qing-Sheng Wu; Ping Chen; Xiao-Hong Yang

121

Distribution of silver in rats following 28 days of repeated oral exposure to silver nanoparticles or silver acetate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  The study investigated the distribution of silver after 28 days repeated oral administration of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)\\u000a and silver acetate (AgAc) to rats. Oral administration is a relevant route of exposure because of the use of silver nanoparticles\\u000a in products related to food and food contact materials.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Results  AgNPs were synthesized with a size distribution of 14 ± 4 nm in

Katrin Loeschner; Niels Hadrup; Klaus Qvortrup; Agnete Larsen; Xueyun Gao; Ulla Vogel; Alicja Mortensen; Henrik Rye Lam; Erik H Larsen

2011-01-01

122

Non-hazardous anticancerous and antibacterial colloidal 'green' silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Poly(ethylene glycol) stabilized colloidal silver nanoparticles were prepared using the reductive potency of the aqueous extract of Thuja occidentalis leaves under ambient conditions. The nanoparticles were well dispersed within a narrow size spectrum (7-14 nm) and displayed characteristic surface plasmon resonance peak at around 420 nm and Bragg's reflection planes of fcc structure. MTT assay revealed the dose-dependent cytocompatibility and toxicity of the nanoparticles with the L929 normal cell line. On the other hand, the antiproliferative action of the nanoparticles was evaluated on HeLa cell (cancerous cells) line. Fluorescence and phase contrast microscopic imaging indicated the appearance of multinucleate stages with aggregation and nuclear membrane disruption of the HeLa cells post treatment with the nanoparticles. The interaction at the prokaryotic level was also assessed via differential antibacterial efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus (MTCC 3160) and Escherichia coli (MTCC 40). Under these perspectives, it is also necessary to observe the environmental impact of the prepared silver nanoparticles. Hence, the dose dependent toxicity of silver nanoparticles was evaluated upon the earthworm species Eisenia fetida. Neither the survival nor the reproduction was affected by the addition of silver nanoparticles up to 1000 ppm. Thus these 'green' silver nanoparticles have promising potential as future materials. PMID:23352940

Barua, Shaswat; Konwarh, Rocktotpal; Bhattacharya, Satya Sundar; Das, Pallabi; Devi, K Sanjana P; Maiti, Tapas K; Mandal, Manabendra; Karak, Niranjan

2013-05-01

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Catalytically and biologically active silver nanoparticles synthesized using essential oil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There are numerous reports on phytosynthesis of silver nanoparticles and various phytochemicals are involved in the reduction and stabilization. Pure explicit phytosynthetic protocol for catalytically and biologically active silver nanoparticles is of importance as it is an environmentally benign green method. This paper reports the use of essential oil of Myristica fragrans enriched in terpenes and phenyl propenes in the reduction and stabilization. FTIR spectra of the essential oil and the synthesized biogenic silver nanoparticles are in accordance with the GC-MS spectral analysis reports. Nanosilver is initially characterized by an intense SPR band around 420 nm, followed by XRD and TEM analysis revealing the formation of 12-26 nm sized, highly pure, crystalline silver nanoparticles. Excellent catalytic and bioactive potential of the silver nanoparticles is due to the surface modification. The chemocatalytic potential of nanosilver is exhibited by the rapid reduction of the organic pollutant, para nitro phenol and by the degradation of the thiazine dye, methylene blue. Significant antibacterial activity of the silver colloid against Gram positive, Staphylococcus aureus (inhibition zone - 12 mm) and Gram negative, Escherichia coli (inhibition zone - 14 mm) is demonstrated by Agar-well diffusion method. Strong antioxidant activity of the biogenic silver nanoparticles is depicted through NO scavenging, hydrogen peroxide scavenging, reducing power, DPPH and total antioxidant activity assays.

Vilas, Vidya; Philip, Daizy; Mathew, Joseph

2014-11-01

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Catalytically and biologically active silver nanoparticles synthesized using essential oil.  

PubMed

There are numerous reports on phytosynthesis of silver nanoparticles and various phytochemicals are involved in the reduction and stabilization. Pure explicit phytosynthetic protocol for catalytically and biologically active silver nanoparticles is of importance as it is an environmentally benign green method. This paper reports the use of essential oil of Myristica fragrans enriched in terpenes and phenyl propenes in the reduction and stabilization. FTIR spectra of the essential oil and the synthesized biogenic silver nanoparticles are in accordance with the GC-MS spectral analysis reports. Nanosilver is initially characterized by an intense SPR band around 420 nm, followed by XRD and TEM analysis revealing the formation of 12-26 nm sized, highly pure, crystalline silver nanoparticles. Excellent catalytic and bioactive potential of the silver nanoparticles is due to the surface modification. The chemocatalytic potential of nanosilver is exhibited by the rapid reduction of the organic pollutant, para nitro phenol and by the degradation of the thiazine dye, methylene blue. Significant antibacterial activity of the silver colloid against Gram positive, Staphylococcus aureus (inhibition zone--12 mm) and Gram negative, Escherichia coli (inhibition zone--14 mm) is demonstrated by Agar-well diffusion method. Strong antioxidant activity of the biogenic silver nanoparticles is depicted through NO scavenging, hydrogen peroxide scavenging, reducing power, DPPH and total antioxidant activity assays. PMID:24956490

Vilas, Vidya; Philip, Daizy; Mathew, Joseph

2014-11-11

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Transformation of aromatic dyes using green synthesized silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Nowadays, increasing use of nanoproducts in area of human and environmental applications raises concern about safety aspects of nanoparticles synthesized using traditional physicochemical methods. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) synthesis at ambient parameters using latex of medicinally important plant Jatropha gossypifolia (J. gossypifolia) is reported in the present study. Potential of AgNPs in degradation of methylene blue and eosin B was also evaluated. Rapid formation of stable AgNPs was analyzed by visual color change from colorless to yellow-red after addition of latex in AgNO3 solution and by characteristic surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak at 430 nm in UV-Vis spectroscopy. FT-IR analysis, protein coagulation test showed capping of proteins, flavonoids, terpenoids and polyphenols of latex on surface of AgNPs. FE-SEM, HR-TEM analysis revealed spherical shape of AgNPs. Narrow size range of AgNPs (5-40 nm) observed in HR-TEM analysis. EDS analysis confirms the presence of elemental silver while XRD revealed crystalline nature of AgNPs. Zeta potential of -21.4 mV indicates high stability of AgNPs. Effects of different parameters (pH, temperature, incubation time) on nanosynthesis were studied in the present study. Dye reduction studies were performed using UV-Vis spectroscopy, TLC, FT-IR and HPLC analysis showing decreased absorbance maxima of both dyes with respect to time, change in R f values, changes in wave number, transmittance, and retention time of dyes after AgNPs addition. The rate constant for methylene blue and eosin B reduction by AgNPs was found to be 0.062 and 0.022 min(-1). PMID:24525834

Borase, Hemant P; Patil, Chandrashekhar D; Salunkhe, Rahul B; Suryawanshi, Rahul K; Salunke, Bipinchandra K; Patil, Satish V

2014-08-01

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Biogenic synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles by seed plants.  

PubMed

Nanoparticles have an enormous range of biomedical and environmental applications and can be used for development of various nanodevices for diagnostics and drug delivery. Biogenic production of nanoparticles, that is of silver and gold, by seed plants, especially flowering plants, has evoked considerable interest in the last decade. Different organs of plants as well as callus cultures have been used for the production of these metal nanoparticles. It is possible to regulate the geometry of the nanoparticles by modifying the experimental parameters. In many cases the phytosynthesized gold and silver nanoparticles have been demonstrated to be potentially useful for treatment of various diseases. The production of gold and silver nanoparticles by diverse species of seed plants and their biological activity are discussed in this article. PMID:24749471

Iyer, R Indira; Panda, Tapobrata

2014-02-01

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Characterization and antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles prepared by a thermal decomposition technique  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, there has been an increasing need of efficient synthetic protocols using eco-friendly conditions including low costs and green chemicals for production of metal nanoparticles. In this work, silver nanoparticles (silver NPs) with average particle size about 10 nm were synthesized by using a thermal decomposition technique. Unlike the colloidal chemistry method, the thermal decomposition method developed has advantages such as the high crystallinity, single-reaction synthesis, and easy dispersion ability of the synthesized NPs in organic solvents. In a modified synthesis process, we used sodium oleate as a capping agent to modify the surface of silver NPs because the oleate has a C18 tail with a double bond in the middle, therefore, forming a kink which is to be effective for aggregative stability. Importantly, the as-synthesized silver NPs have demonstrated strong antimicrobial effects against various bacteria and fungi strains. Electron microscopic studies reveal physical insights into the interaction and bactericidal mechanism between the prepared silver NPs and tested bacteria in question. The observed excellent antibacterial and antifungal activity of the silver NPs make them ideal for disinfection and biomedicine applications.

Tam, Le Thi; Phan, Vu Ngoc; Lan, Hoang; Thuy, Nguyen Thanh; Hien, Tran Minh; Huy, Tran Quang; Quy, Nguyen Van; Chinh, Huynh Dang; Tung, Le Minh; Tuan, Pham Anh; Lam, Vu Dinh; Le, Anh-Tuan

2013-11-01

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Antibacterial activity and cell viability of hyaluronan fiber with silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Silver has been used since time immemorial in different chemical form to treat burns, wounds and several different infections caused by pathogenic bacteria, advancement of biological process of nanoparticles synthesis is evolving into a key area of nanotechnology. The current study deals with the green synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of the biological activity and cell viability of hyaluronan fibers with incorporated silver nanoparticles (HA-Ag NPs). Hyaluronan fiber was prepared by the dissolving of sodium hyaluronate (HA) in aqueous alkaline solution to prepare a transparent solution, which was used for the preparation of fibers by a wet-spinning technique. Consequently, hyaluronan fiber was used as capping and stabilizing agent for the preparation of fibers with silver nanoparticles. HA-Ag NPs were confirmed by transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, UV/VIS spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, thermal analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. HA-Ag NPs showed high antibacterial activity of against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Cell viability tests indicated that hyaluronan, hyaluronan fibers and hyaluronan fibers with silver nanoparticles were non-toxic on the cell growth. Two different particles size of Ag NPs (10, 40 nm) had not any toxicity till the concentration limit. These tests were performed using mouse fibroblast cell line 3T3. PMID:23399144

Abdel-Mohsen, A M; Hrdina, Radim; Burgert, Ladislav; Abdel-Rahman, Rasha M; Hašová, Martina; Šmejkalová, Daniela; Kolá?, Michal; Pekar, M; Aly, A S

2013-02-15

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Synthesis of stabilized myrrh-capped hydrocolloidal magnetite nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Herein we report a new method for synthesizing stabilized magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) colloids. A new class of monodisperse water-soluble magnetite nano-particles was prepared by a simple and inexpensive co-precipitation method. Iron ions and iodine were prepared by the reaction between ferric chloride and potassium iodide. The ferrous and ferric ions were hydrolyzed at low temperature at pH 9 in the presence of iodine to produce iron oxide nanoparticles. The natural product myrrh gum was used as capping agent to produce highly dispersed coated magnetite nanoparticles. The structure and morphology of the magnetic nanogel was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to examine the crystal structure of the produced magnetite nanoparticles. PMID:25090117

Atta, Ayman M; Al-Lohedan, Hamad A; Al-Hussain, Sami A

2014-01-01

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Multiutility sophorolipids as nanoparticle capping agents: Synthesis of stable and water dispersible Co nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sophorolipids are a class of glycolipids that can be obtained from fatty\\u000a acids by simply treating them with yeast cells (Candida bombicola, ATCC\\u000a 22214) and glucose. In this letter, we demonstrate the application of\\u000a sophorolipids obtained from oleic acid as a capping agent for Co\\u000a nanoparticles. Upon capping the nanoparticle surface, the sugar moiety\\u000a of these sophorolipids is exposed to

Manasi Kasture; Sanjay Singh; Pitamber Patel; P. A. Joy; A. A. Prabhune; C. V. Ramana; B. L. V. Prasad

2007-01-01

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Kinetic evolution studies of silver nanoparticles in a bio-based green synthesis process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver nanoparticles are being extensively studied due to their widespread applications and unique properties. In the present study, the growth kinetics of silver nanoparticles as synthesized on reduction of silver nitrate solution by aqueous extract of Azadirachta indica leaves was investigated. The formation of silver nanoparticles was preliminarily monitored by measuring the absorption maxima at different time intervals after adding

T. C. Prathna; N. Chandrasekaran; Ashok M. Raichur; Amitava Mukherjee

2011-01-01

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Completely green synthesis of dextrose reduced silver nanoparticles, its antimicrobial and sensing properties.  

PubMed

We herein report the green synthesis of highly monodispersed, water soluble, stable and smaller sized dextrose reduced gelatin capped-silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) via an eco-friendly, completely green method. The synthesis involves the use of silver nitrate, gelatin, dextrose and water as the silver precursor, stabilizing agent, reducing agent and solvent respectively. By varying the reaction time, the temporal evolution of the growth, optical, antimicrobial and sensing properties of the as-synthesised Ag-NPs were investigated. The nanoparticles were characterized using UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). The absorption maxima of the as-synthesized materials at different reaction time showed characteristic silver surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak. The as-synthesised Ag-NPs show better antibacterial efficacy than the antibiotics; ciproflaxin and imipenem against Pseudomonas aeruginosa with minimum inhibition concentration (MIC) of 6 ?g/mL, and better efficacy than imipenem against Escherichia coli with MIC of 10 ?g/mL. The minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of the as-synthesised Ag-NPs is 12.5 ?g/mL. The sensitivity of the dextrose reduced gelatin-capped Ag-NPs towards hydrogen peroxide indicated that the sensor has a very good sensitivity and a linear response over wide concentration range of 10(-1)-10(-6)M H2O2. PMID:24721103

Mohan, Sneha; Oluwafemi, Oluwatobi S; George, Soney C; Jayachandran, V P; Lewu, Francis B; Songca, Sandile P; Kalarikkal, Nandakumar; Thomas, Sabu

2014-06-15

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Chemiluminescence of luminol catalyzed by silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are synthesized by chemical reduction method and characterized by UV-vis spectra, transmission electron microscopy, and high performance particle sizer. We have found that AgNPs could enhance the chemiluminescence (CL) intensity of luminol-H(2)O(2) system. In this reaction, luminol intermediate is generated under alkaline condition on the surface of AgNPs in luminol-H(2)O(2) system and enhances CL intensity. To validate the reaction mechanism, AgNPs are bound with thioglycolic acid (Ag-HSCH(2)COOH) and then joined to BSA protein (Ag-BSA). We investigate the CL intensity in the presence of Ag-HSCH(2)COOH or Ag-BSA comparing with that in the presence of AgNPs and conclude the catalytic reaction take place on the surface of AgNPs. PMID:17681516

Chen, Hao; Gao, Feng; He, Rong; Cui, Daxiang

2007-11-01

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Silver nanoparticle structures realized by digital surface micromachining  

E-print Network

We report a new surface micromachining process using commercial silver nanoparticle inks and digital fabrication methods. This process is entirely digital (non-lithographic patterning), the feature sizes can be <20 mum, ...

Schmidt, Martin Arnold

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Silver ions release from antibacterial chitosan films containing in situ generated silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

This study aims to develop antimicrobial films consisting of chitosan and silver nanoparticles that are homogeneously distributed throughout the polymer matrix. Nanoparticles were generated in situ during the neutralization of the chitosan acetate film with sodium hydroxide. The temperature of neutralization and the concentration of silver in the film were crucial determinants of the shape and size of the nanoparticles. Neutralized films exhibited antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus in liquid growth media. However, the effectiveness of the films was considerably greater in diluted growth media. Furthermore, no significant differences were found either in the antimicrobial capacities of films incorporating different amounts of silver or in the amount of silver that migrated into the liquid media after 18 h of immersion of the film. Neutralized films maintained their activity after 1 month of immersion in deionized water, which can be attributed to the slow sustained release of silver ions and thus efficacy over time. PMID:23214988

López-Carballo, Gracia; Higueras, Laura; Gavara, Rafael; Hernández-Muñoz, Pilar

2013-01-01

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Intracellular biogenic silver nanoparticles for the generation of carbon supported antiviral and sustained bactericidal agents.  

PubMed

Intracellular silver nanoparticles produced by exposing silver ions to the fungus Aspergillus ochraceus were heat-treated in nitrogen environment to yield silver nanoparticles embedded in carbonaceous supports. This carbonaceous matrix embedded silver nanoparticles showed antimicrobial properties against both bacteria (Gram-positive and Gram-negative) and virus (M 13 phage virus). The bactericidal effects were noticed even after washing and repeated exposure of these carbon supported silver nanoparticles to fresh bacterial cultures, revealing their sustained activity. PMID:19746940

Vijayakumar, P S; Prasad, B L V

2009-10-01

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Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles in AOT microemulsion system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Colloidal silver nanoparticles have been synthesized in water-in-oil microemulsion using silver nitrate solubilized in the water core of one microemulsion as source of silver ions, hydrazine hydrate solubilized in the water core of another microemulsion as reducing agent, dodecane as the oil phase, sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT) as the surfactant. The UV–vis absorption spectra and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have

Wanzhong Zhang; Xueliang Qiao; Jianguo Chen

2006-01-01

138

Electrospun antimicrobial polyurethane nanofibers containing silver nanoparticles for biotechnological applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, a new class of polyurethane (PU) nanofibers containing silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) was synthesized by electrospinning.\\u000a A simple method that did not depending on additional foreign chemicals was used to self synthesize the silver NPs in\\/on PU\\u000a nanofibers. The synthesis of silver NPs was carried out by exploiting the reduction ability of N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF),\\u000a which is used

Faheem A. Sheikh; Nasser A. M. Barakat; Muzafar A. Kanjwal; Atul A. Chaudhari; In-Hee Jung; John Hwa Lee; Hak Yong Kim

2009-01-01

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Characterization and Biocompatibility of Green Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles  

EPA Science Inventory

There are currently ~1,000 commercially available products which contain some form of silver nanotechnology, ranging from topological creams and cosmetics, to anti-microbial socks and household cleansers. Previous studies have indicated that silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have a ...

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Photosensitized synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Withania somnifera leaf powder and silver nitrate.  

PubMed

The metal nanoparticle synthesis is highly explored field of nanotechnology. The biological methods seem to be more effective; however, due to slow reduction rate and polydispersity of the resulting products, they are less preferred. In the present study, we report rapid and facile synthesis of silver nanoparticles at room temperature. The exposure of reaction mixtures containing silver nitrate and dried leaf powder of Withania somnifera Linn to direct sunlight resulted in reduction of metal ions within five minutes whereas, the dark exposure took almost 12h. Further studies using different light filters reveal the role of blue light in reduction of silver ions. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Vis, Infrared spectroscopy (IR), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray Diffraction studies (XRD), Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), and Cyclic Voltammetry (CV). The Antibacterial and antifungal studies showed significant activity as compared to their respective standards. PMID:24602813

Raut, Rajesh Warluji; Mendhulkar, Vijay Damodhar; Kashid, Sahebrao Balaso

2014-03-01

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Controlling the Shape and Crystallinity of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The strong dependence of the optical, electronic, and catalytic properties of noble metal nanoparticles on their shape has necessitated the high-yield synthesis of gold and silver nanostructures with precisely defined morphologies. This directed synthesis requires a detailed mechanistic understanding of the chemical and physical factors which control nanoparticle shape; however, these mechanistic explanations are still incomplete. To this end, the work of this dissertation seeks to enhance the understanding of nanoparticle growth on a mechanistic level, while also developing synthetic methods for producing novel nanoparticle shapes. Chapter 1 describes the state of the art in shape-controlled noble metal nanoparticle synthesis prior to the work conducted in this dissertation. In Chapter 2, a method is reported for synthesizing {110}-faceted bipyramids and rhombic dodecahedra, in which the combination of a chloride-containing surfactant and a low concentration of silver ions leads to the stabilization of the {110} facets. Chapter 3 explores in mechanistic detail the use of silver underpotential deposition to control particle growth in the synthesis of four gold nanoparticle shapes: octahedra, rhombic dodecahedra, truncated ditetragonal prisms, and concave cubes. This mechanistic understanding is expanded in Chapter 4, where the independent and synergistic roles of silver ions and halide ions in the seed-mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles are systematically probed, culminating in a set of design considerations for controlling the shape of gold nanoparticles. Chapter 5 investigates the role of excitation wavelength in controlling the rate of silver ion reduction in the plasmon-mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles and describes the synthesis of silver cubes with an unusual twinning structure. Finally, Chapter 6 combines the mechanistic insights gained in Chapters 2-5 to address a standing challenge in shape-controlled gold nanoparticle synthesis: the direct, high-yield preparation of planar-twinned gold nanostructures. Planar-twinned silver nanoprisms are used as a seed platform for the growth of gold nanoparticles, which enables the synthesis of gold hexagonal bipyramids in high yield for the first time. As a whole, the work reported in this dissertation represents a significant step forward in understanding how shape and crystal structure can be deliberately controlled in the synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles.

Personick, Michelle Louise

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Chemiluminescent Reactions Catalyzed by Nanoparticles of Gold, Silver, and Gold/Silver Alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chemiluminescence (CL) reactions are catalyzed by metals nanoparticles, which display unique catalytic properties due to an increased surface area. The present study describes the catalytic effects of nanoparticles (NP) of silver, gold, and alloys of Au/Ag nanoparticles on the chemiluminescent reaction taking place between luminol and potassium ferricyanide. It was found that silver nanoparticles and alloy nanoparticles enhance the CL process when their sizes remained in the range of 30 nm to 50 nm. The data show that the intensity and rate of chemiluminescence were influenced by the mole fraction of gold and silver in the alloy. Data to this chemiluminescence reaction are modeled by a double exponential curve, which indicates that two competing processes are occurring.

Abideen, Saqib Ul

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Trapping and release of citrate-capped gold nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An electrical method to trap and release charged gold nanoparticles onto and from the surface of gold electrodes modified by an alkanethiol self-assembled monolayer (SAM) is presented. To form electrodes coated with gold nanoparticles (GNPs), amine-terminated SAMs on gold electrodes were immersed in a solution of negatively charged citrate-capped GNPs. Accumulation of GNPs on the electrode surface was monitored by a decrease in the impedance of the SAM-modified electrode and by an increase in the electrochemical activity at the electrode as shown through cyclic voltammetry (CV). Electrostatic interactions between the GNPs and the amine-terminated SAM trap the GNPs on the electrode surface. Application of a subsequent negative bias to the electrode initiated a partial release of the GNPs from the electrode surface. Impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM) were used to monitor and confirm the attraction of GNPs to and release from the aminealkanethiolated gold electrodes. This work describes a method of trapping and release for citrate-capped GNPs that could be used for on-demand nanoparticle delivery applications such as in assessing and modeling nanoparticle toxicology, as well as for monitoring the functionalization of gold nanoparticles.

Reyes, Darwin R.; Mijares, Geraldine I.; Nablo, Brian; Briggman, Kimberly A.; Gaitan, Michael

2011-08-01

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Cellular oxido-reductive proteins of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii control the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

Background Elucidation of molecular mechanism of silver nanoparticles (SNPs) biosynthesis is important to control its size, shape and monodispersity. The evaluation of molecular mechanism of biosynthesis of SNPs is of prime importance for the commercialization and methodology development for controlling the shape and size (uniform distribution) of SNPs. The unicellular algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was exploited as a model system to elucidate the role of cellular proteins in SNPs biosynthesis. Results The C. reinhardtii cell free extract (in vitro) and in vivo cells mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles reveals SNPs of size range 5 ± 1 to 15 ± 2 nm and 5 ± 1 to 35 ± 5 nm respectively. In vivo biosynthesized SNPs were localized in the peripheral cytoplasm and at one side of flagella root, the site of pathway of ATP transport and its synthesis related enzymes. This provides an evidence for the involvement of oxidoreductive proteins in biosynthesis and stabilization of SNPs. Alteration in size distribution and decrease of synthesis rate of SNPs in protein-depleted fractions confirmed the involvement of cellular proteins in SNPs biosynthesis. Spectroscopic and SDS-PAGE analysis indicate the association of various proteins on C. reinhardtii mediated in vivo and in vitro biosynthesized SNPs. We have identified various cellular proteins associated with biosynthesized (in vivo and in vitro) SNPs by using MALDI-MS-MS, like ATP synthase, superoxide dismutase, carbonic anhydrase, ferredoxin-NADP+ reductase, histone etc. However, these proteins were not associated on the incubation of pre-synthesized silver nanoparticles in vitro. Conclusion Present study provides the indication of involvement of molecular machinery and various cellular proteins in the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles. In this report, the study is mainly focused towards understanding the role of diverse cellular protein in the synthesis and capping of silver nanoparticles using C. reinhardtii as a model system. PMID:22152042

2011-01-01

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Biosynthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of silver nanoparticles using pods extract of Acacia auriculiformis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present study reports an environmental friendly method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) using an aqueous extract of Acacia auriculiformis that acts as reducing agent as well as capping agent. The obtained NPs were characterized by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and showed a sharp surface plasmon absorption band at ?400 nm. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) showed nanoparticles were capped with plant compounds. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that the particles were spherical in nature with diameter ranging from 20 to 150 nm depending on the pH of the solution. The as-synthesized Ag NPs showed antibacterial activity against both Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria with more efficacy against Gram negative bacteria.

Nalawade, Pradnya; Mukherjee, Poulomi; Kapoor, Sudhir

2014-08-01

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from Gloriosa superba L. leaf extract and their catalytic activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present work focuses the use of aqueous extract of Gloriosa superba Linn. (Glory Lily) for producing silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from silver nitrate aqueous solution. Phytochemical analysis of the extract revealed the presence of alkaloid, amino acids, carbohydrates and proteins in the extract and they serve as effective reducing and capping agents for converting silver nitrate to silver nanoparticles. The nanoparticles were characterised by UV (Ultra violet), FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared), XRD (X-ray diffraction), TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope) SEM-EDX (Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy Dispersive X-ray), and PL (Photoluminescence) studies. Moreover, the catalytic activity of synthesized AgNPs in the reduction of methylene blue was studied by UV-vis spectrophotometer. The synthesized AgNPs are observed to have a good catalytic activity on the reduction of methylene blue by G. superba extract which is confirmed by the decrease in absorbance maximum values of methylene blue with respect to time using UV-vis spectrophotometer.

Ashokkumar, S.; Ravi, S.; Velmurugan, S.

2013-11-01

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from Gloriosa superba L. leaf extract and their catalytic activity.  

PubMed

The present work focuses the use of aqueous extract of Gloriosa superba Linn. (Glory Lily) for producing silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from silver nitrate aqueous solution. Phytochemical analysis of the extract revealed the presence of alkaloid, amino acids, carbohydrates and proteins in the extract and they serve as effective reducing and capping agents for converting silver nitrate to silver nanoparticles. The nanoparticles were characterised by UV (Ultra violet), FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared), XRD (X-ray diffraction), TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope) SEM-EDX (Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy Dispersive X-ray), and PL (Photoluminescence) studies. Moreover, the catalytic activity of synthesized AgNPs in the reduction of methylene blue was studied by UV-vis spectrophotometer. The synthesized AgNPs are observed to have a good catalytic activity on the reduction of methylene blue by G. superba extract which is confirmed by the decrease in absorbance maximum values of methylene blue with respect to time using UV-vis spectrophotometer. PMID:23860402

Ashokkumar, S; Ravi, S; Velmurugan, S

2013-11-01

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Synthesis and characterization of pullulan-mediated silver nanoparticles and its antimicrobial activities.  

PubMed

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles was achieved using pullulan as both a reducing and stabilizing agent. The effect of pullulan and silver nitrate amounts on the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was investigated. The formation of nanoparticles was first screened by measuring the surface plasmon resonance peak at 420-430 nm using UV-vis spectroscopy. The morphology of the synthesized AgNPs was determined using TEM, which indicated that the AgNPs varied in shape and polydispersed with an average size of 2-30 nm. The presence of elemental silver and the crystalline structure of the AgNPs were confirmed by EDX and XRD analyses. The possible functional groups of pullulan responsible for the reduction and stabilization of AgNPs were evaluated using FT-IR. The pullulan-reduced AgNPs showed excellent antibacterial, antifungal, and antibiofilm activity against food and multidrug resistant bacterial and fungal pathogens. The results showed that pullulan could be used as a reducing as well as a capping agent for synthesizing AgNPs which had potent antimicrobial activity. PMID:23911466

Kanmani, Paulraj; Lim, Seung Taik

2013-09-12

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Can silver nanoparticles be useful as potential biological labels?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver (Ag) nanoparticles have unique plasmon-resonant optical scattering properties that are finding use in nanomedical applications such as signal enhancers, optical sensors, and biomarkers. In this study, we examined the chemical and biological properties of Ag nanoparticles of similar sizes, but that differed primarily in their surface chemistry (hydrocarbon versus polysaccharide), in neuroblastoma cells for their potential use as biological

Amanda M. Schrand; Laura K. Braydich-Stolle; John J. Schlager; Liming Dai; Saber M. Hussain

2008-01-01

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Thermal precipitation of silver nanoparticles and thermoluminescence in tellurite glasses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver metal and/or oxide precipitation of nanoparticles in thermally treated Ag-doped tellurite glasses was studied by optical absorption (OA) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Lorentzian adjusted silver nanoparticles plasma resonance OA band was compared to the Drude model approach. The silver nanoparticles size distribution on the surface rather than in the bulk was determined by TEM. A model for the metallic silver precipitation is proposed. The characterization of the formation of silver nanoparticles was carried out with differential thermal analysis (DTA) to determine the glass transition temperature (Tg) and of crystallization (Tc). Previously ?-irradiated samples exhibited thermoluminescence (TL) peaks and the defect centers TeOHC, NBOHC and TeEC were identified by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), but no Ag 0 signal was detected. The silver nanoparticles are known to introduce desired third-order optical nonlinearities in the composites, at wavelengths close to the characteristic surface-plasmon resonance of the metal precipitates. An increase of the glass density and refractive index with increasing AgNO 3 content was observed.

Giehl, J. M.; Pontuschka, W. M.; Barbosa, L. C.; Chillcce, E. F.; Da Costa, Z. M.; Alves, S.

2011-10-01

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Nanoparticle release from nano-silver antimicrobial food containers.  

PubMed

Polymer nanocomposites incorporating metal or metal oxide nanoparticles have been developed to improve their characteristics (flexibility, gas barrier properties, antimicrobial or antioxidant properties, etc.). Among them silver nanoparticles are used because of their antimicrobial effect in many daily life materials, i.e. food packaging. However, there is not any reference to the migration of nanoparticles to the food. In this paper the results of migration studies (with different simulant solutions and times) in three commercial nanosilver plastic food containers are shown. Migration solutions were evaluated by ICP-MS and SEM-EDX analysis and silver in dissolved form and silver as nanoparticles were analyzed, a key aspect for the toxicity. Silver migration was observed for all samples studied, with the total silver migration values ranging between 1.66 and 31.46 ng/cm(2) (lower than the permissible limits). Size and morphology of the silver nanoparticles changed for the different samples (ranging between 10 and 60 nm) and migration of other nanosized materials was also confirmed. PMID:23954768

Echegoyen, Yolanda; Nerín, Cristina

2013-12-01

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A facile route to synthesize nanogels doped with silver nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

In this work, we describe a simple method to prepare hybrid nanogels consisting of a biocompatible core-shell polymer host containing silver nanoparticles. First, the nanogels (NG, ~160 nm) containing a lysozyme rich core and a dextran rich shell, are prepared via Maillard and heat-gelation reactions. Second, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs, ~5nm) are synthesized in situ in the NG solution without requiring additional reducing agents. This approach leads to stable Ag NPs located in the NG. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the amount of Ag NPs in the NG can be tuned by varying silver precursor concentration. Hybrid nanogels with silver nanoparticles have potential in antimicrobial, optical and therapeutic applications. PMID:23459266

Ferrer, M. Carme Coll; Ferrier, Robert C.; Eckmann, David M.; Composto, Russell J.

2012-01-01

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The Use of chitosan in The Formation of Silver Nanoparticles, Chitosanic Nanoparticles and Fibrous Structures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanoscale materials have attracted much attention in the last two decades due to their unique properties. The size effect attains new chemical and physical properties to these materials. Nanoparticles and nanofiber are major component of nanomaterials and they have heavily investigated in the literature for different applications. Nanoparticles could be produced from both metals as well as polymers. Chitosan, which is a natural polymer, can be used as capping agent in the preparation of metallic nanoparticles and itself, can produce nanoparticles. The utilization of nanoparticles and nanofibers for wound dressing materials is a very popular approach. Acquiring antibacterial properties to the wound dressing materials could be obtained either by formulation of nanomaterials composites or direct chemical modification of the substance. To improve the antibacterial properties of chitosan two approaches were applied. First, is through the formulation of chitosan with silver nanoparticles and the formation of nanofiber mats. In this study, the concepts of green chemistry were applied and silver nanoparticles were prepared in high concentration using chitosan as a capping polymer and glucose as a reducing agent. Nanofiber mats of polyvinyl alcohol/chitosan/silvernanoparticles were produced via electrospinning. The antibacterial activity of these fibers shows bactericidal effect against E. coli at low concentrations of Ag-NPs. In the second approach, direct chemical modification of chitosan was performed by grafting of Iodoacetic acid to the amino group at carbon-2. The chemical structure of chitosan Iodoacetamide derivative (CIA) was confirmed by FTIR and H1-NMR. The derivative was amorphous and water soluble at neutral pH. The minimum inhibitory concentration of CIA, against E. coli, was 400ig/mL and the derivative was bacteriostatic after 4h of treatment. Nanofiber mats of polyvinyl alcohol/chitosan/chitosan Iodoacetamide were produced via electrospinning. The antibacterial testing of the nanofiber mats were performed according to AATCC-100 protocol. PVA/CS/CIA system was found to have superior antibacterial action over PVA/CS/thiolchitosan counterparts. In the last part of the thesis, chitosan nanoparticles were prepared; for the first time in the literature instead of Tripolyphosphate (TPP), via ionic crosslinking with hexametaphosphate (HMP). A systematic study was conducted to apply the chitosan/HMP nanoparticles as a hydrophilic drug carrier for protein drugs. Chitosan/HMP systems were found to be unstable in the acidic medium. The optimum complexation conditions were established as pH 5 and the nanoparticles showed better stability at 21 days. Chitosan concentration plays an important role in improving particles stability by increasing zeta potential; however, it adversely affects the particles size. BSA loading capacity of chitosan/HMP was higher, 96.3%, than that of TPP, 91.87%, equivalents due to larger average size.

Abdelgawad, Abdelrahman Mohamed

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Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles in Zebrafish Embryos  

PubMed Central

Silver nanoparticles cause toxicity in exposed organisms and are an environmental health concern. The mechanisms of silver nanoparticle toxicity, however, remain unclear. We examined the effects of exposure to silver in nano-, bulk-, and ionic forms on zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio) using a Next Generation Sequencing approach in an Illumina platform (High-Throughput SuperSAGE). Significant alterations in gene expression were found for all treatments and many of the gene pathways affected, most notably those associated with oxidative phosphorylation and protein synthesis, overlapped strongly between the three treatments indicating similar mechanisms of toxicity for the three forms of silver studied. Changes in oxidative phosphorylation indicated a down-regulation of this pathway at 24 h of exposure, but with a recovery at 48 h. This finding was consistent with a dose-dependent decrease in oxygen consumption at 24 h, but not at 48 h, following exposure to silver ions. Overall, our data provide support for the hypothesis that the toxicity caused by silver nanoparticles is principally associated with bioavailable silver ions in exposed zebrafish embryos. These findings are important in the evaluation of the risk that silver particles may pose to exposed vertebrate organisms. PMID:23758687

2013-01-01

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Green synthesis of colloid silver nanoparticles and resulting biodegradable starch/silver nanocomposites.  

PubMed

Environmentally friendly silver nanocomposite films were prepared by an ex situ method consisting firstly in the preparation of colloidal silver dispersions and secondly in the dispersion of the as-prepared nanoparticles in a potato starch/glycerol matrix, keeping a green chemistry process all along the synthesis steps. In the first step concerned with the preparation of the colloidal silver dispersions, water, glucose and soluble starch were used as solvent, reducing agent and stabilizing agent, respectively. The influences of the glucose amount and reaction time were investigated on the size and size distribution of the silver nanoparticles. Two distinct silver nanoparticle populations in size (diameter around 5 nm size for the first one and from 20 to 50 nm for the second one) were distinguished and still highlighted in the potato starch/glycerol based nanocomposite films. It was remarkable that lower nanoparticle mean sizes were evidenced by both TEM and UV-vis analyses in the nanocomposites in comparison to the respective colloidal silver dispersions. A dispersion mechanism based on the potential interactions developed between the nanoparticles and the polymer matrix and on the polymer chain lengths was proposed to explain this morphology. These nanocomposite film series can be viewed as a promising candidate for many applications in antimicrobial packaging, biomedicines and sensors. PMID:24751276

Cheviron, Perrine; Gouanvé, Fabrice; Espuche, Eliane

2014-08-01

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Complexation of porphyrins with silver and zeolite nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is known that nanoparticles of colloidal silver and zeolites due to the porosity have an extremely large specific surface, which is an order of magnitude increases their sorption capacity. Previously we synthesized a set of water-soluble cationic porphyrins and metalloporphyrins and in the laboratory in vitro had shown their high effectiveness against the various cancer cell lines, and against a variety of microorganisms. The aim of this work was to study of processes sorption/desorption of porphyrins on nanoparticles of silver and zeolites. The interaction of cationic porphyrins with silver nanoparticles of 20 nm diameter was studied in the visible spectrum, in the range 350-800 nm. Investigation of sorption dynamics of porphyrins in the silver nanoparticles using two porphyrins: a) meso-tetra (4-N-butyl pyridyl) porphyrin (TBut4PyP), b) Ag-TBut4PyP, as well as of photosensitizer Al-phthalocyanine was carried out. Analysis of the dynamics of change in the absorption spectra for porphyrins TBut4PyP, Ag-TBut4PyP, Zn-TBut4PyP and Zn-TOEt4PyP by adding of nanoparticles of colloidal silver and zeolites leads to the conclusions: 1. nanoparticles of colloidal silver and zeolites are promising adsorbents for cationic porphyrins (sorption of 55-60% and 90-95%, respectively); 2. sorbents stable long (at least 24 hours) keeps the cationic porphyrins; 3. on nanoparticles of colloidal silver and zeolites an anionic and neutral porphyrins not be adsorbed or adsorbed bad.

Gyulkhandanyan, Anna G.; Ghazaryan, Robert K.; Gasparyan, Vardan K.; Sargsyan, Hakob O.; Madoyan, Roza A.; Gyulkhandanyan, Aram G.; Paronyan, Marina H.; Stasheuski, Alexandr S.; Knyukshto, Valery N.; Dzhagarov, Boris M.; Gyulkhandanyan, Grigor V.

2013-05-01

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Synthesis and antibacterial activity of of silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticles have been known to have inhibitory and bactericidal effects but the antimicrobial mechanism have not been clearly revealed. Here, we report on the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles of silver using wild strains of Penicillium isolated from environment. Kinetics of the formation of nanosilver was monitored using the UV-Vis. TEM micrographs showed the formation of silver nanoparticles in the range 10-100 nm. Obtained Ag nanoparticles were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. As results, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were effectively inhibited. Nanosilver is a promising candidate for development of future antibacterial therapies because of its wide spectrum of activity.

Maliszewska, I.; Sadowski, Z.

2009-01-01

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New Paradigm Shift for the Green Synthesis of Antibacterial Silver Nanoparticles Utilizing Plant Extracts  

PubMed Central

This review covers general information regarding the green synthesis of antibacterial silver nanoparticles. Owing to their antibacterial properties, silver nanoparticles are widely used in many areas, especially biomedical applications. In green synthesis practices, the chemical reducing agents are eliminated, and biological entities are utilized to convert silver ions to silver nanoparticles. Among the various biological entities, natural plant extracts have emerged as green reducing agents, providing eco-friendly routes for the preparation of silver nanomaterials. The most obvious merits of green synthesis are the increased biocompatibility of the resulting silver nanoparticles and the ease with which the reaction can be carried out. This review summarizes some of the plant extracts that are used to produce antibacterial silver nanoparticles. Additionally, background information regarding the green synthesis and antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles is provided. Finally, the toxicological aspects of silver nanoparticles are briefly mentioned. PMID:25343010

2014-01-01

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Rhodobacter Sphaeroides  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of microorganisms in the synthesis of nanoparticles emerges as an eco-friendly and exciting approach. In this study,\\u000a silver nanoparticles were successfully synthesized from AgNO3 by reduction of aqueous Ag+ ions with the cell filtrate of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Nanoparticles were characterized by means of UV–vis absorption spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), transmission electron\\u000a microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy

Hong-Juan Bai; Bin-Sheng Yang; Chun-Jing Chai; Guan-E. Yang; Wan-Li Jia; Zhi-Ben Yi

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In Vitro Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles in Human Lung Epithelial Cells.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Nanotechnology is quickly becoming incorporated into everyday products and uses. Silver nanoparticles, specifically, are being used in commercial products, to include aerosols. The purpose of this research was to determine whether silver nanoparticles are...

C. R. Kearns

2009-01-01

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Fabrication and characterization of silver nanoparticle and its potential antibacterial activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present research silver nanoparticle was fabricated by chemical reduction of silver salt (Silver nitrate, AgNO3) solution. Sodium citrate was used as a reducer. The formation of silver nanoparticle was observed visually by color change\\u000a (greenish yellow). The surface plasmon resonance peak in absorption spectra of silver nanoparticle showed an absorption maximum\\u000a at 420 nm in UV-VIS spectrometry. The

P. Prema; Rincy Raju

2009-01-01

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Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticle-coated fabric and leather against odor and skin infection causing bacteria.  

PubMed

We present a simple, eco-friendly synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles using a natural polymer pine gum solution as the reducing and capping agent. The pine gum solution was combined with silver nitrate (AgNO3) or a chloroauric acid (HAuCl4) solution to produce silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), respectively. The reaction process was simple; formation of the nanoparticles was achieved by autoclaving the silver and gold ions with the pine gum. UV-Vis spectra showed surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for silver and gold nanoparticles at 432 and 539 nm, respectively. The elemental forms of AgNPs and AuNPs were confirmed by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) showed the biomolecules present in the pine gum, AgNPs, and AuNPs. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images showed the shape and size of AgNPs and AuNPs. The crystalline nature of synthesized AgNPs and AuNPs was confirmed by X-ray crystallography [X-ray diffraction (XRD)]. Application of synthesized AgNPs onto cotton fabrics and leather, in order to evaluate their antibacterial properties against odor- or skin infection-causing bacteria, is also discussed. Among the four tested bacteria, AgNP-coated cotton fabric and leather samples displayed excellent antibacterial activity against Brevibacterium linens. PMID:25073519

Velmurugan, Palanivel; Lee, Sang-Myeong; Cho, Min; Park, Jung-Hee; Seo, Sang-Ki; Myung, Hyun; Bang, Keuk-Soo; Oh, Byung-Taek

2014-10-01

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Plasmonic coupling of SiO{sub 2}-Ag 'post-cap' nanostructures and silver film for surface enhanced Raman scattering  

SciTech Connect

We demonstrate a surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate consisting of SiO{sub 2}-Ag''post-cap'' nanostructures with an underlying silver film fabricated by the glancing angle deposition technique. Electromagnetic simulations predict that SERS enhancement is strongly polarization-dependent, consistent with experimental measurements. Optimized coupling between Ag cap nanoparticles and the underlying silver film can be achieved by controlling the thickness of SiO{sub 2} post sandwiched between them to significantly enhance local electric-field intensity and to increase the density of electromagnetic hot spots. A maximum SERS enhancement factor of 2.38x10{sup 9} within the hot spot region is demonstrated, providing sufficient sensitivity for many important applications.

Wu, Hsin-Yu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Cunningham, Brian T. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

2011-04-11

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Effects of silver nanoparticles on wastewater biofilms.  

PubMed

The goal of this research is to understand the potential antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on biological wastewater treatment processes. It was found that original wastewater biofilms are highly tolerant to the Ag-NP treatment. With an application of 200 mg Ag/L Ag-NPs, the reduction of biofilm bacteria measured by heterotrophic plate counts was insignificant after 24 h. After the removal of loosely bound extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), the viability of wastewater biofilms was reduced when treated under the same conditions. By contrast, when treated as planktonic pure culture, bacteria isolated from the wastewater biofilms were highly vulnerable to Ag-NPs. With a similar initial cell density, most bacteria died within 1 h with the application of 1 mg Ag/L Ag-NPs. The results obtained here indicate that EPS and microbial community interactions in the biofilms play important roles in controlling the antimicrobial effects of Ag-NPs. In addition, slow growth rates may enhance the tolerance of certain bacteria to Ag-NPs. The effects of Ag-NPs on the entire microbial community in wastewater biofilms were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis, PCR-DGGE. The studies showed that the microbial susceptibility to Ag-NPs is different for each microorganism. For instance, Thiotrichales is more sensitive to Ag-NPs than other biofilm bacteria. PMID:21940033

Sheng, Zhiya; Liu, Yang

2011-11-15

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Fate of Silver Nanoparticles in Lake Mesocosms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The fate of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in surface waters determines the ecological risk of this emerging contaminant. In this research, the fate of AgNPs in lake mesocosms was studied using both a continuous (i.e. drip) and one-time (i.e. plug) dosing regime. AgNPs were persistent in the tested lake environment as there was accumulation in the water column over time in drip mesocosms and slow dissipation from the water column (half life of 20 days) in plug mesocosms. In drip mesocosms, AgNPs were found to accumulate in the water column, periphtyon, and sediment according to loading rate; and, AgNP coating (PVP vs. CT) had no effect on agglomeration and dissolution based on filtration analysis. In plug mesocosms, cloud point extraction (CPE), single-particle-inductively coupled mass spectroscopy (spICP-MS), and asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4-ICP-MS) confirmed the temporal dissolution of AgNPs into Ag+ over time; however, complexation is expected to reduce the toxicity of Ag + in natural waters.

Furtado, Lindsay

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Effect of Silver Coating on Barium Titanium Oxide Nanoparticle Toxicity  

PubMed Central

Nanoparticles are presently being studied for optical and biomedical applications such as medical imaging and drug delivery. Nanoparticles impact the cellular environment due to many variables such as size, shape, and composition. How these factors affect cell viability is not fully understood. The purpose of this study is to test the toxicity effects of silver coating (Ag@) Barium Titanium Oxide (BaTiO3) nanoparticles on Rhesus Monkey Retinal Endothelial cells (RhREC’s) in culture. The addition of silver to the nanoparticles increases their nonlinear optical properties significantly, making the Ag@BaTiO3 nanoparticles good candidates for nonlinear microscopy contrast agents. We hypothesize that by silver coating nanoparticles, there will be an increase in cell viability at higher concentrations when compared to non-silver coated nanoparticles. RhREC’s were treated with BaTiO3 and Ag@BaTiO3 at concentrations of 0, 1.0, 10.0, and 100µg/ml for 24 hours at 37°C + 5%CO2. After 24 hour incubation with respective nanoparticles, cell viability was determined using the trypan blue dye-exclusion method. Treatment with 0, 1.0 and 10.0µg/ml of Ag@BaTiO3 had minimal effect on cell viability, with 90% viable cells remaining at the end of the 24 hours treatment period. However, cells treated with 100µg/ml of Ag@BaTiO3 resulted in a decrease to 51% viable cells. Comparatively, cells treated with 0, 1.0 and 10µg/ml of BaTiO3 had no significant effect on cell viability (90% viable cells after treatment) while the 100µg/ml treatment resulted in a decrease to 29% viable cells. These results show that silver coating of BaTiO3 nanoparticles has a protective effect on cellular toxicity at high concentrations. PMID:25125928

Obregon, Isidro D.; Betts-Obregon, Brandi S.; Yust, Brian; Pedraza, Francisco; Ortiz, Alexandra; Sardar, Dhiraj; Tsin, Andrew T.

2014-01-01

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PVP-coated, negatively charged silver nanoparticles: A multi-center study of their physicochemical characteristics, cell culture and in vivo experiments  

PubMed Central

Summary PVP-capped silver nanoparticles with a diameter of the metallic core of 70 nm, a hydrodynamic diameter of 120 nm and a zeta potential of ?20 mV were prepared and investigated with regard to their biological activity. This review summarizes the physicochemical properties (dissolution, protein adsorption, dispersability) of these nanoparticles and the cellular consequences of the exposure of a broad range of biological test systems to this defined type of silver nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles dissolve in water in the presence of oxygen. In addition, in biological media (i.e., in the presence of proteins) the surface of silver nanoparticles is rapidly coated by a protein corona that influences their physicochemical and biological properties including cellular uptake. Silver nanoparticles are taken up by cell-type specific endocytosis pathways as demonstrated for hMSC, primary T-cells, primary monocytes, and astrocytes. A visualization of particles inside cells is possible by X-ray microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and combined FIB/SEM analysis. By staining organelles, their localization inside the cell can be additionally determined. While primary brain astrocytes are shown to be fairly tolerant toward silver nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles induce the formation of DNA double-strand-breaks (DSB) and lead to chromosomal aberrations and sister-chromatid exchanges in Chinese hamster fibroblast cell lines (CHO9, K1, V79B). An exposure of rats to silver nanoparticles in vivo induced a moderate pulmonary toxicity, however, only at rather high concentrations. The same was found in precision-cut lung slices of rats in which silver nanoparticles remained mainly at the tissue surface. In a human 3D triple-cell culture model consisting of three cell types (alveolar epithelial cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells), adverse effects were also only found at high silver concentrations. The silver ions that are released from silver nanoparticles may be harmful to skin with disrupted barrier (e.g., wounds) and induce oxidative stress in skin cells (HaCaT). In conclusion, the data obtained on the effects of this well-defined type of silver nanoparticles on various biological systems clearly demonstrate that cell-type specific properties as well as experimental conditions determine the biocompatibility of and the cellular responses to an exposure with silver nanoparticles. PMID:25383306

Ahlberg, Sebastian; Antonopulos, Alexandra; Diendorf, Jörg; Dringen, Ralf; Flöck, Rebekka; Goedecke, Wolfgang; Graf, Christina; Haberl, Nadine; Helmlinger, Jens; Herzog, Fabian; Heuer, Frederike; Hirn, Stephanie; Johannes, Christian; Kittler, Stefanie; Köller, Manfred; Korn, Katrin; Kreyling, Wolfgang G; Krombach, Fritz; Lademann, Jürgen; Loza, Kateryna; Luther, Eva M; Malissek, Marcelina; Meinke, Martina C; Nordmeyer, Daniel; Pailliart, Anne; Raabe, Jörg; Rancan, Fiorenza; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara; Rühl, Eckart; Schleh, Carsten; Seibel, Andreas; Sengstock, Christina; Treuel, Lennart; Vogt, Annika; Weber, Katrin; Zellner, Reinhard

2014-01-01

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Nanoparticle Silver Catalysts That Show Enhanced Activity for Carbon Dioxide Electrolysis  

E-print Network

Nanoparticle Silver Catalysts That Show Enhanced Activity for Carbon Dioxide Electrolysis Amin is about 10 times higher on 5 nm silver nanoparticles than on bulk silver even though measurements of two catalysts, a silver metal and ionic liquid 1- ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (EMIM

Kenis, Paul J. A.

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Distribution of silver in rats following 28 days of repeated oral exposure to silver nanoparticles or silver acetate  

PubMed Central

Background The study investigated the distribution of silver after 28 days repeated oral administration of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and silver acetate (AgAc) to rats. Oral administration is a relevant route of exposure because of the use of silver nanoparticles in products related to food and food contact materials. Results AgNPs were synthesized with a size distribution of 14 ± 4 nm in diameter (90% of the nanoparticle volume) and stabilized in aqueous suspension by the polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). The AgNPs remained stable throughout the duration of the 28-day oral toxicity study in rats. The organ distribution pattern of silver following administration of AgNPs and AgAc was similar. However the absolute silver concentrations in tissues were lower following oral exposure to AgNPs. This was in agreement with an indication of a higher fecal excretion following administration of AgNPs. Besides the intestinal system, the largest silver concentrations were detected in the liver and kidneys. Silver was also found in the lungs and brain. Autometallographic (AMG) staining revealed a similar cellular localization of silver in ileum, liver, and kidney tissue in rats exposed to AgNPs or AgAc. Using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), nanosized granules were detected in the ileum of animals exposed to AgNPs or AgAc and were mainly located in the basal lamina of the ileal epithelium and in lysosomes of macrophages within the lamina propria. Using energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy it was shown that the granules in lysosomes consisted of silver, selenium, and sulfur for both AgNP and AgAc exposed rats. The diameter of the deposited granules was in the same size range as that of the administered AgNPs. No silver granules were detected by TEM in the liver. Conclusions The results of the present study demonstrate that the organ distribution of silver was similar when AgNPs or AgAc were administered orally to rats. The presence of silver granules containing selenium and sulfur in the intestinal wall of rats exposed to either of the silver forms suggests a common mechanism of their formation. Additional studies however, are needed to gain further insight into the underlying mechanisms of the granule formation, and to clarify whether AgNPs dissolve in the gastrointestinal system and/or become absorbed and translocate as intact nanoparticles to organs and tissues. PMID:21631937

2011-01-01

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Catalytic degradation of organic dyes using biosynthesized silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

The green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles paved the way to improve and protect the environment by decreasing the use of toxic chemicals and eliminating biological risks in biomedical applications. Plant mediated synthesis of metal nanoparticles is gaining more importance owing to its simplicity, rapid rate of synthesis of nanoparticles and eco-friendliness. The present article reports an environmentally benign and unexploited method for the synthesis of silver nanocatalysts using Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds, which is a potential source of phytochemicals. The UV-visible absorption spectra of the silver samples exhibited distinct band centered around 400-440 nm. The major phytochemicals present in the seed extract responsible for the formation of silver nanocatalysts are identified using FTIR spectroscopy. The report emphasizes the effect of the size of silver nanoparticles on the degradation rate of hazardous dyes, methyl orange, methylene blue and eosin Y by NaBH4. The efficiency of silver nanoparticles as a promising candidate for the catalysis of organic dyes by NaBH4 through the electron transfer process is established in the present study. PMID:24210247

Vidhu, V K; Philip, Daizy

2014-01-01

171

Silver-doped silica colloidal nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver clusters are obtained on the surface of nanosize silica hydrosols by photoreduction of silver nitrate, induced by visible laser irradiation. The formation of Ag-doped silica colloidal particles is confirmed by the UV–visible absorption spectra, which exhibit a large plasmon resonance band at about 410 nm, similar to that observed in pure silver hydrosols, and by the quenching of the

Maurizio Muniz-Miranda

2003-01-01

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Silver Nanoparticle Paste for Low-Temperature Bonding of Copper  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticle (NP) paste was fabricated and used to bond copper wire to copper foil at low temperatures down to 160°C. The silver NP paste was developed by increasing the concentration of 50 nm silver NP sol from 0.001 vol.% to 0.1 vol.% by centrifugation. The 0.001 vol.% silver NP sol was fabricated in water by reducing silver nitrate (AgNO3) using sodium citrate dihydrate (Na3C6H5O7·2H2O). The bond was formed by solid-state sintering among the individual silver NPs and solid-state bonding of these silver NPs onto both copper wire and foil. Metallurgical bonds between silver NPs and copper were confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The silver NPs were coated with an organic shell to prevent sintering at room temperature (RT). It was found that the organic shell decomposed at 160°C, the lowest temperature at which a bond could be formed. Shear tests showed that the joint strength increased as the bonding temperature increased, due to enhanced sintering of silver NPs at higher temperatures. Unlike low-temperature soldering techniques, bonds formed by our method have been proved to withstand temperatures above the bonding temperature.

Alarifi, Hani; Hu, Anming; Yavuz, Mustafa; Zhou, Y. Norman

2011-06-01

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Silver nanoparticles and silver nitrate cause respiratory stress in Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis).  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles are utilised in an increasing amount of products, and discharge to the aquatic environment is inevitable. Fish gills are in direct contact with the ambient water, making them potential exposed and vulnerable to suspended silver nanoparticles. The present study investigates the effect of silver nanoparticles (average 81 nm) on the oxygen consumption (M(O2)) in Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis), expressed by the basal metabolic rate (BMR) and the critical oxygen tension (P(crit)) below which the fish can no longer maintain aerobic metabolism. For comparison, the impact of silver nitrate (AgNO(3)), was examined as well. Perch were exposed to nominal concentrations of 63, 129 and 300 microg L(-1) silver nanoparticles and 39 and 386 microg L(-1) AgNO(3), respectively, plus controls which were not exposed to silver. M(O2) measured by automated intermittent closed respirometry. After one day acclimatization in the respirometer, the pre-exposure BMR was determined together with P(crit). Hereafter, nanoparticles or silver nitrate were added to the test tank and BMR and P(crit) were measured again the following day. The results demonstrate that nanosilver had no impact on the BMR, whereas exposure to 386 microg L(-1) AgNO(3) resulted in a significant raise in BMR. P(crit) was increased approximately 50% after exposure to 300 microg L(-1) nanosilver plus 31% and 48% by 39 microg L(-1)and 386 microg L(-1) silver nitrate, respectively. These findings reveal that exposure to nanosilver results in impairment of the tolerance to hypoxia. Possibly, nanosilver affects the gills externally, reducing the diffusion conductance which then leads to internal hypoxia during low water oxygen tensions (P(O2)). PMID:19923013

Bilberg, Katrine; Malte, Hans; Wang, Tobias; Baatrup, Erik

2010-01-31

174

Synergistic Interaction between Silver Nanoparticles and Membrane-Permeabilizing Antimicrobial Peptides?  

PubMed Central

Silver nanoparticles, as well as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), can be used to fight infectious diseases. Since AMPs are known to permeabilize bacterial membranes and might therefore help silver nanoparticles to access internal target sites, we investigated their combined activities and showed synergistic effects between polymyxin B and silver nanoparticles for gram-negative bacteria. PMID:19528287

Ruden, Serge; Hilpert, Kai; Berditsch, Marina; Wadhwani, Parvesh; Ulrich, Anne S.

2009-01-01

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Preparation of Silver Nanoparticles Incorporated Electrospun Polyurethane Nano-fibrous Mat for Wound Dressing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polyurethane foam is currently used as an exudate absorptive wound dressing material. In this study silver (Ag) nanoparticles were incorporated into electrospun polyurethane (PU) nanofiber to enhance the antibacterial as well as wound healing properties. The electrospinning parameters were optimized for PU with and without silver nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized by aqueous and organic methods. The water absorption, antibacterial

Lakshmi R. Lakshman; K. T. Shalumon; Sreeja V. Nair; R. Jayakumar

2010-01-01

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles as antibacterial agent using Rhodomyrtus tomentosa acetone extract  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The capability of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa acetone extract (RAE) for the production of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) has been explored for the first time. Silver nanoparticles with a surface plasmon resonance band centered at 420-430 nm were synthesized by reacting RAE with AgNO3. Reaction time, temperature, concentration of AgNO3 and RAE could accelerate the reduction rate of Ag+ and affect AgNPs size. The nanoparticles were found to be 10-30 nm in size and spherical in shape. XRD data demonstrated crystalline nature of AgNPs dominated by (200) facets. FTIR results showed decrease in intensity of peaks at 3394, 1716 and 1618 cm-1 indicating the involvement of O-H, carbonyl group and C=C stretching with the formation of AgNPs with RAE, respectively. The C-O-C and C-N stretching suggested the presence of many phytochemicals on the surface of the nanoparticles. High negative zeta potential values confirmed the stability of AgNPs in water. In vitro antibacterial activity of AgNPs was tested against Staphylococcus aureus using broth microdilution method. AgNPs capped with RAE demonstrated profound antibacterial activity against the organisms with minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration in the range between 3.1-6.2 and 6.2-50 ?gmL-1, respectively. The synthesized nanoparticles could be applied as an effective antimicrobial agent against staphylococcal infections.

Voravuthikunchai, Supayang P.; Chorachoo, Julalak; Jaiswal, Lily; Shankar, Shiv

2013-12-01

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Photocurrent enhancement in polythiophene doped with silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We studied the spectral dependence of the influence of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) on the photoconductivity of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) thin films. 7 ± 2 nm silver nanoparticles were synthesized by thermal decomposition of an organometallic silver salt in organic solvent. Optical properties of the mixture of P3HT and Ag NPs and thin films with various Ag content were investigated. Spectral dependences of the photocurrent were measured for the films cast on the top of interdigitated microelectrodes. Antibatic behavior of the photocurrent with respect to the absorption spectrum was observed. Results shows 40-150 times enhancement of the photocurrents, depending on the wavelength, in films doped with Ag NPs compared with the pristine films. The existing theories on the influence of metallic nanoparticles in the photoactive layer of organic solar cells are reviewed and discussed.

Szeremeta, Janusz; Nyk, Marcin; Samoc, Marek

2014-11-01

178

Silver nanoparticle assisted urine sugar determination using thermal lens spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanotechnology plays a vital role in the development of biosensors by enhancing their sensitivity and performance. In this paper, we report a novel urine sugar sensing method that makes use of the unique properties of silver-nanofluids in combination with the laser induced photothermal lens technique. The thermal lens signal decreases with increase in sugar levels in urine samples, which may be attributed to the enhanced interaction of glucose and conduction electrons of silver-nanoparticles, thereby changing the surface plasmon energy.

Thomas, Lincy; John, Jisha; George, Nibu A.; Kurian, Achamma

2014-11-01

179

Interaction between Silver Nanoparticles and Spinach Leaf  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Interactions of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) with plant surfaces are critical to assessing the bioavailability of ENPs to edible plants and to further evaluating impacts of ENPs on ecological health and food safety. Silver nanoparticles (i.e., nanoAg) could enter the agroecosystems either as an active ingredient in pesticides or from other industrial and consumer applications. Thus, in the events of pesticide application, rainfall, and irrigation, vegetable leaves could become in contact and then interact with nanoAg. The present study was to assess whether the interaction of nanoAg with spinach leaves can be described by classical sorption models and to what extent it depends on and varies with dispersion methods, environmental temperature, and ion release. We investigated the stability and ion release of nanoAg dispersed by sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS, 1%) and humic acid (HA, 10 mg C/L) solutions, as well as sorption and desorption of nanoAg on and from the fresh spinach leaf. Results showed SDS-nanoAg released about 2%-8% more Ag ion than HA-nanoAg. The sorption of Ag ion, described by the Freundlich model in the initial concentration range of 0.6-50 mg/L, was 2-4 times higher than that of nanoAg. The sorption of nanoAg on spinach leaf can be fitted by the Langmuir model, and the maximum sorption amount of HA-nanoAg and SDS-nanoAg was 0.21 and 0.41 mg/g, respectively. The higher sorption of SDS-nanoAg relative to that of HA-nanoAg could be partially resulted from the higher release of Ag ion from the former. The maximum desorption amount of HA-nanoAg and SDS-nanoAg in 1% SDS solution was 0.08 and 0.10 mg/g, respectively. NanoAg attachment on and its penetration to the spinach leaf was visualized by the Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with an Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (SEM-EDS). It is equally important that the less sorption of nanoAg under low environmental temperature could be partially due to the closure of stomata, as verified by SEM-EDS. CytoViva Hyperspectral Imaging System was also employed to map the distribution of nanoAg in the leaf profile. Significant sorption of nanoAg on spinach leaf should urge the precaution with potential widespread use of ENPs in agriculture.

Tian, Y.; Li, H.; Zhang, Y.; Riser, E.; He, S.; Zhang, W.

2013-12-01

180

Periodic structures modified with silver nanoparticles for novel plasmonic application  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Forming structures similar to or smaller than the optical wavelength offers a wide range of possibilities to modify the optical properties of materials. Tunable optical nanostructures can be applied as materials for surface-enhanced spectroscopy, optical filters, plasmonic devices, and sensors. In this work we present experimental results on technology and properties of periodical, polymer based optical structures modified by ordered adsorption of silver nanoparticles. These structures were formed combining UV hardening and dip coating from colloidal solutions. We have investigated the influence of silver nanoparticles assembly on the ambient conditions (deposition temperature and time) and surface features (periodicities and shape) of the template micro structures. Optical absorbance as well as morphology of the structures containing silver nanoparticles were investigated by UV-VIS spectroscopy, AFM, SEM and optical microscopy. The influence of silver nanoparticles on the optical properties of the structures was investigated by polarized light spectroscopy (Grating Light Reflection Spectroscopy - GLRS). From the results of this study we propose a low cost procedure for fabricating structures that could be potentially new type of plasmonic sensors exploiting surface enhanced plasmon resonance in silver nano structures.

Šileikait??, Asta; Tamulevi?ius, Tomas; Tamulevi?ius, Sigitas; Andrulevi?ius, Mindaugas; Puišo, Judita; Guobien??, Asta; Prosy?evas, Igoris; Madsen, Morten; Maibohm, Christian; Rubahn, Horst-Günter

2008-04-01

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Ultrasensitive nanosensor based on silver nanoparticles to detect hydrogen peroxide  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Studies to determine the concentration of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) are important in biological system due to cellular damages provoked by reative oxygen species that include H2O2. An alternative to detect H2O2 is through an optical nanosensors based on silver nanoparticles, which have great potential for chemical and biological sensing applications. Here we demonstrate that attenuated total reflectance (ATR) from interaction of silver nanoparticles and hydrogen peroxide were able to detect very low levels of H2O2 around 0,001mM.

Oliveira, J. P.; Prado, A. R.; Volkers, R. E.; Pontes, M. J.; Ribeiro, M. N.; Nogueira, B. V.; Guimãraes, M. C. C.

2014-08-01

182

Silver Nanoparticles as Real Topical Bullets for Wound Healing  

PubMed Central

Nanotechnology is on the threshold of providing a host of new materials and approaches, revolutionizing the medical and pharmaceutical fields. Several areas of medical care are already profiting from the advantage that nanotechnology offers. Recently, silver nanoparticles are attracting interest for a clinical application because of its potential biological properties such as antibacterial activity, anti-inflammatory effects, and wound healing efficacy, which could be exploited in developing better dressings for wounds and ulcers. This article reviews the role of silver nanoparticles in wound healing. PMID:24527370

Gunasekaran, Thirumurugan; Nigusse, Tadele; Dhanaraju, Magharla Dasaratha

2012-01-01

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An insight into silver nanoparticles bioavailability in rats.  

PubMed

A comprehensive study of the bioavailability of orally administered silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was carried out using a rat model. The silver uptake was monitored in liver and kidney tissues, as well as in urine and in feces. Significant accumulation of silver was found in both organs, the liver being the principal target of AgNPs. A significant (?50%) fraction of silver was found in feces whereas the fraction excreted via urine was negligible (<0.01%). Intact silver nanoparticles were found in feces by asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AsFlFFF) coupled with UV-Vis analysis. Laser ablation-ICP MS imaging showed that AgNPs were able to penetrate into the liver, in contrast to kidneys where they were retained in the cortex. Silver speciation analysis in cytosols from kidneys showed the metallothionein complex as the major species whereas in the liver the majority of silver was bound to high-molecular (70-25 kDa) proteins. These findings demonstrate the presence of Ag(i), released by the oxidation of AgNPs in the biological environment. PMID:25363792

Jiménez-Lamana, Javier; Laborda, Francisco; Bolea, Eduardo; Abad-Álvaro, Isabel; Castillo, Juan R; Bianga, Juliusz; He, Man; Bierla, Katarzyna; Mounicou, Sandra; Ouerdane, Laurent; Gaillet, Sylvie; Rouanet, Jean-Max; Szpunar, Joanna

2014-12-20

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Cytocompatible antifungal acrylic resin containing silver nanoparticles for dentures  

PubMed Central

Background Inhibition of Candida albicans on denture resins could play a significant role in preventing the development of denture stomatitis. The safety of a new dental material with antifungal properties was analyzed in this work. Methods Poly(methyl methacrylate) [PMMA] discs and PMMA-silver nanoparticle discs were formulated, with the commercial acrylic resin, Nature-CrylTM, used as a control. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized and characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, dispersive Raman spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The antifungal effect was assessed using a luminescent microbial cell viability assay. Biocompatibility tests were carried out using NIH-3T3 mouse embryonic fibroblasts and a Jurkat human lymphocyte cell line. Cells were cultured for 24 or 72 hours in the presence or absence of the polymer formulations and analyzed using three different tests, ie, cellular viability by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, and cell proliferation by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay BrdU, and genomic DNA damage (Comet assay). Finally, the samples were evaluated mechanically, and the polymer-bearing silver nanoparticles were analyzed microscopically to evaluate dispersion of the nanoparticles. Results The results show that PMMA-silver nanoparticle discs significantly reduce adherence of C. albicans and do not affect metabolism or proliferation. They also appear not to cause genotoxic damage to cells. Conclusion The present work has developed a new biocompatible antifungal PMMA denture base material. PMID:22969297

Acosta-Torres, Laura Susana; Mendieta, Irasema; Nunez-Anita, Rosa Elvira; Cajero-Juarez, Marcos; Castano, Victor M

2012-01-01

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Green Synthesis of Robust, Biocompatible Silver Nanoparticles Using Garlic Extract  

PubMed Central

This paper details a facile approach for the synthesis of stable and monodisperse silver nanoparticles performed at ambient/low temperature where Allium sativum (garlic) extract functions as the silver salt reducing agent during nanoparticle synthesis as well as the post-synthesis stabilizing ligands. Varying the synthesis conditions provides control of particle size, size-distribution, and kinetics of particle formation. Infrared spectroscopy, energy dispersive x-ray chemical analysis, and high performance liquid chromatography indicated that the carbohydrates present in the garlic extract are the most likely nanoparticle stabilizing chemistry. The synthesized silver nanoparticles also demonstrate potential for biomeical applications, owing to the 1) enhanced stability in biological media, 2) resistance to oxidation by the addition of H2O2, 3) ease and scalability of synthesis, and 4) lack of harsh chemicals required for synthesis. Cytotoxicity assays indicated no decrease in cellular proliferation for vascular smooth muscle cells and 3T3 fibroblasts at a concentration of 25 ?g/ml, confirming that garlic extract prepared silver nanoparticles are ideal candidates for future experimentation and implementation into biomedical applications. PMID:24683414

Von White, Gregory; Kerscher, Petra; Brown, Ryan M.; Morella, Jacob D.; McAllister, William; Dean, Delphine; Kitchens, Christopher L.

2012-01-01

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Deposition of silver nanoparticles on titanium surface for antibacterial effect  

PubMed Central

Microbial colonization on implanted devices and biofilm formation is a recurrent complication in implant surgery and may result in loss of implants. The aim of this study was to deposit silver nanoparticles on a titanium surface to obtain antibacterial properties. In the present study, we prepared a silver nanoparticle-modified titanium (Ti-nAg) surface using silanization method. The morphology and chemical components of the Ti-nAg surface were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Two species of bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, were utilized to test the antibacterial effect of the Ti-nAg treated surface. The SEM examination revealed that a small quantity of silver nanoparticles was sparsely deposited on the titanium surface. The diameter of these nanoparticles ranged from ten to several hundred nm. EDS analyses revealed that there was 4.26% of Ag present on the surface. After a 24-hour incubation, 94% of Staphylococcus aureus and over 95% of Escherichia coli had been killed on the Ti-nAg surface, and the SEM examination of anti-adhesive efficacy test showed that there were less bacteria attached to Ti-nAg surface than to a control surface of untreated Titanium. These data suggest that silver nanoparticle-modified titanium is a promising material with an antibacterial property that may be used as an implantable biomaterial. PMID:20463942

Juan, Liao; Zhimin, Zhu; Anchun, Mo; Lei, Li; Jingchao, Zhang

2010-01-01

187

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles from Melia dubia leaf extract and their in vitro anticancer activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticles have a significant role in the pharmaceutical science. Especially, silver nanoparticles synthesized by the plant extracts lead a significant role in biological activities such as antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer. Keeping this in mind, the present work investigation has been taken up with the synthesized silver nanoparticles using the plant extract of Melia dubia and it characterizes by using UV-visible, XRD and SEM-EDS. The effect of the silver nanoparticles on human breast cancer (KB) cell line has been tested. Silver nanoparticles showed remarkable cytotoxicity activity against KB cell line with evidence of high therapeutic index value are the results are discussed.

Kathiravan, V.; Ravi, S.; Ashokkumar, S.

2014-09-01

188

Biodistribution and long-term fate of silver nanoparticles functionalized with bovine serum albumin in rats.  

PubMed

Silver nanocrystals (Ag NCs) hold promising antibiotic and antiviral properties in biological systems. The biodistribution of silver nanostructures injected into animals in vivo is currently unknown, remaining as a fundamental issue for potential therapeutic applications. Here, we injected Ag NCs capped with bovine serum albumin (BSA) in live rats to elucidate their fate in several organs including liver, heart and brain. Very significant accumulations of nanoparticles were confirmed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICPMS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques on the liver and heart. In contrast, the brain tissue did not reveal evidence of particles content. Our results suggest that Ag+ permeated across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and followed swift clearance from the organ. PMID:21069158

Garza-Ocañas, Lourdes; Ferrer, Domingo A; Burt, Justin; Diaz-Torres, Luis A; Ramírez Cabrera, Mónica; Rodríguez, Victor Tamez; Luján Rangel, Rubén; Romanovicz, Dwight; Jose-Yacaman, Miguel

2010-03-01

189

Plasmonic coupling of SiO2Ag "post-cap" nanostructures and silver film for surface enhanced Raman scattering  

E-print Network

Plasmonic coupling of SiO2�Ag "post-cap" nanostructures and silver film for surface enhanced Raman://apl.aip.org/about/rights_and_permissions #12;Plasmonic coupling of SiO2�Ag "post-cap" nanostructures and silver film for surface enhanced Raman of SiO2 post sandwiched between them to significantly enhance local electric-field intensity

Cunningham, Brian

190

Enhanced antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles obtained by electrochemical synthesis in poly(amide-hydroxyurethane) media  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, we report enhanced antimicrobial properties of 29 and 23 nm silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) obtained by\\u000a electrochemical synthesis in poly(amide-hydroxyurethane) media. Antibacterial activity assessed by disk diffusion method indicates\\u000a that silver nanoparticles produced inhibition zones for both Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus depending on silver concentration. The bacterial growth curve performed in the presence of silver nanoparticles

Hritcu Lucian; Mihasan Marius; Pricop Daniela; Gostin Irina; Olariu Romeo-Iulian; Dunca Simona; Melnig Viorel

2011-01-01

191

Controlling of silver nanoparticles structure by hydrogel networks.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles are the most widely used antibacterial agents with a number of advantages. The higher degree of biocompatibility and long-term antibacterial activity can be achieved with hydrogel-silver nanoparticles. In this work, a simple and facile synthetic strategy is developed to control the size and shape of the silver nanoparticles within the hydrogel networks. The variation in cross-link density of the polymer network has been found not only to control the size of the nanoparticles between 1 and 10nm, but it also regulates shape of the nanostructures such as nanorods, nanocubes, etc. This approach takes the advantage of the existing free-space between the networks of hydrogels that not only acts as a template for nucleation of particles but also provides long term stability. Further, nanoparticles can be recovered at any time from the hydrogel networks. These hybrid nanocomposites release nanoparticles with time which can eventually promote for antibacterial application. It can be inferred from the study that fine tuning of the hydrogel synthetic parameters will enhance the possibilities of desired nano-product tailor made for particular applications. PMID:19883919

Murali Mohan, Y; Vimala, K; Thomas, Varsha; Varaprasad, K; Sreedhar, B; Bajpai, S K; Mohana Raju, K

2010-02-01

192

Synthesis and standardization of biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The biological silver nanoparticle was synthesized extracellularly by using a fungi Aspergillus foetidus. The live cell filtrate of fungi has been used as reducing agent in the process of nanoparticles synthesis. In 50 ml cell filtrate a volume of AgNO3 stock solution was added to make finally the concentration as 1 mM of AgNO3 and allowed to shake in an incubator for several hrs in dark. The changed color was considered as the primary indication of nanoparticles formation and studies of UV-VIS, DLS, FTIR, AFM, TEM, EDS, Zeta pot. and nitrate reductase assay confirmed the same. It was indicated that stable & 20-40 nm roughly spherical shaped silver nanoparticles was formed. To standardize the nanoparticles biosynthesis different physical parameters like Substrate cone. (0-8 mM), PH-(5-12), Temp.-(5-50°C), incubation time (0-120) hrs and salinity (0.1-1.0 %) were investigated and it was observed that 4 mM AgNO3 conc., PH-9, Temp. -30°C, incubation time 72h and 0.2 % salinity were found to be optimum for the synthesis & stability of the silver nanoparticles.

Roy, Swarup; Das, Tapan Kumar

2013-06-01

193

Gold and silver nanoparticles from Trianthema decandra: synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial properties  

PubMed Central

Background There is an increasing commercial demand for nanoparticles due to their wide applicability in various markets, including medicine, catalysis, electronics, chemistry, and energy. In this report, a simple and ecofriendly chemical reaction for the synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles from Trianthema decandra (Aizoaceae) has been developed. Methods and results On treatment of aqueous solutions containing chloroauric acid or silver nitrate with root extract of T. decandra, stable gold or silver nanoparticles were rapidly formed. The kinetics of reduction of gold and silver ions during the reaction was analyzed by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. Field emission-scanning electron microscopy showed formation of gold nanoparticles in various shapes, including spherical, cubical, triangular, and hexagonal, while silver nanoparticles were spherical. The size of the gold nanoparticles was 33–65 nm and that of the silver nanoparticles was 36–74 nm. Energy dispersive x-ray and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed the presence of metallic gold and metallic silver in the respective nanoparticles. The antimicrobial properties of the synthesized nanoparticles were analyzed using the Kirby-Bauer method. The results show varied susceptibility of microorganisms to the gold and silver nanoparticles. Conclusion It is believed that phytochemicals present in T. decandra extract reduce the silver and gold ions into metallic nanoparticles. This strategy reduces the cost of production and the environmental impact. The silver and gold nanoparticles formed showed strong activity against all microorganisms tested. PMID:23091381

Geethalakshmi, R; Sarada, DVL

2012-01-01

194

Antithrombotic functions of small molecule-capped gold nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Here we report the antithrombotic functions of pyrimidinethiol-capped gold nanoparticles (Au_DAPT NPs). They can prolong coagulation parameters when injected intravenously in normal mice. Applied in two typical thrombosis models, mice tail thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism, gold NPs can inhibit both thrombosis and improve the survival rates of mice tremendously, without increasing the bleeding risk. The anticoagulant mechanisms include inhibiting the platelet aggregation as well as interfering with thrombin and fibrin generation.Here we report the antithrombotic functions of pyrimidinethiol-capped gold nanoparticles (Au_DAPT NPs). They can prolong coagulation parameters when injected intravenously in normal mice. Applied in two typical thrombosis models, mice tail thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism, gold NPs can inhibit both thrombosis and improve the survival rates of mice tremendously, without increasing the bleeding risk. The anticoagulant mechanisms include inhibiting the platelet aggregation as well as interfering with thrombin and fibrin generation. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr01937g

Tian, Yue; Zhao, Yuyun; Zheng, Wenfu; Zhang, Wei; Jiang, Xingyu

2014-07-01

195

Reversible transformations of silver oxide and metallic silver nanoparticles inside SiO 2 films  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reversible transformation of silver oxide and metallic nanoparticles inside a relatively porous silica film has been established. Annealing of Ag-doped films in oxidizing (air) atmosphere at 450°C yielded colorless films containing AgOx. These films were turned yellow when heated in H2–N2 (reducing atmosphere) due to the formation of Ag nanoparticles. This yellow coloration (due to nano Ag0) and bleaching (conversion

Sudipto Pal; Goutam De

2009-01-01

196

Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles and Silver Inks: Review on the Past and Recent Technology Roadmaps  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The synthesis of silver nanoparticles for silver ink formation has attracted broad interest in the electronic part printing and semiconductor chip industry due to the extraordinary electrical and mechanical properties of these materials. The preparation of silver nanoparticles through a physical or chemical reduction process is the most common methodology applied to obtain nanoparticles with the required size, shape and surface morphology. The chemical solution or solvent carrier applied for silver ink formulation must be applied simultaneously with the direct writing technique to produce the desired adherence, viscosity, and reliable performance. This review paper discusses the details concerning the past and recent advancement of the synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles and silver ink formation. A review on the advantages of various sintering techniques, which aim to achieve the electrical and mechanical properties of the required printed structure, is also included. A brief summary concerning the recent challenges and improvement approaches is presented at the end of this review.

Lai, Chin Yung; Cheong, Choke Fei; Mandeep, Jit Singh; Abdullah, Huda Binti; Amin, Nowshad; Lai, Khin Wee

2014-10-01

197

Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles and Silver Inks: Review on the Past and Recent Technology Roadmaps  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The synthesis of silver nanoparticles for silver ink formation has attracted broad interest in the electronic part printing and semiconductor chip industry due to the extraordinary electrical and mechanical properties of these materials. The preparation of silver nanoparticles through a physical or chemical reduction process is the most common methodology applied to obtain nanoparticles with the required size, shape and surface morphology. The chemical solution or solvent carrier applied for silver ink formulation must be applied simultaneously with the direct writing technique to produce the desired adherence, viscosity, and reliable performance. This review paper discusses the details concerning the past and recent advancement of the synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles and silver ink formation. A review on the advantages of various sintering techniques, which aim to achieve the electrical and mechanical properties of the required printed structure, is also included. A brief summary concerning the recent challenges and improvement approaches is presented at the end of this review.

Lai, Chin Yung; Cheong, Choke Fei; Mandeep, Jit Singh; Abdullah, Huda Binti; Amin, Nowshad; Lai, Khin Wee

2014-07-01

198

SERS on mesostructured thin films with silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mesostructured 2d-hexagonal sol-gel films were prepared by dip-coating method. Their structures were detected by X-ray diffraction. Silver nanoparticles reduced from Ag+ ion (silver nitrate) to Ag0 were deposited into the channels of the structure produced by the neutral surfactant Brij58. Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy technique was used to characterize the films. Spectra of films without metallic particles were compared to those with silver nanoparticles; the earliest exhibit an increased intensity on the 885, 955, 1061, 1129, 1230,1429, 1521, and 1796 cm-1 bands. This enhancement due to SERS is the result of the surface plasmon excitation inside the silver particles causing a reactivation of the Raman scattering from the molecules on the surface colloids. Photoconductivity studies were performed on mesostructured films with silver colloids. ?l0 and ?´? parameters are bigger than those from photorefractive crystals KnbO3:Fe3+. The photovoltaic effect increases with AgNO3 concentration. Mesostructured film without silver colloids shows a small photovoltaic parameter.

Garcia-Macedo, Jorge A.; Valverde, Guadalupe; Lockard, Jenny; Zink, Jeffrey I.

2004-06-01

199

Silver nanoparticles are broad-spectrum bactericidal and virucidal compounds  

PubMed Central

The advance in nanotechnology has enabled us to utilize particles in the size of the nanoscale. This has created new therapeutic horizons, and in the case of silver, the currently available data only reveals the surface of the potential benefits and the wide range of applications. Interactions between viral biomolecules and silver nanoparticles suggest that the use of nanosystems may contribute importantly for the enhancement of current prevention of infection and antiviral therapies. Recently, it has been suggested that silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) bind with external membrane of lipid enveloped virus to prevent the infection. Nevertheless, the interaction of AgNPs with viruses is a largely unexplored field. AgNPs has been studied particularly on HIV where it was demonstrated the mechanism of antiviral action of the nanoparticles as well as the inhibition the transmission of HIV-1 infection in human cervix organ culture. This review discusses recent advances in the understanding of the biocidal mechanisms of action of silver Nanoparticles. PMID:21812950

2011-01-01

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ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES SYNTHESIZED BY FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM STRAIN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Microorganisms (bacteria, yeast and fungi) play an important role in toxic metals remediation through reduction of metal ions, this was considered interesting as nanofactories. Recently, it was found that aqueous chloroaurate ions may be reduced extracellularly using Fusarium oxysporum, to generate extremely stable gold or silver nanoparticles in water. These particles can b e incorporated in materials and cloth becoming

P. D. Marcato; G. I. H. De Souza; O. L. Alves; E. Esposito; N. Durán

201

Silver nanoparticles: Large scale solvothermal synthesis and optical properties  

SciTech Connect

Silver nanoparticles have been successfully synthesized by a simple and modified solvothermal method at large scale using ethanol as the refluxing solvent and NaBH{sub 4} as reducing agent. The nanopowder was investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), UV-visible and BET surface area studies. XRD studies reveal the monophasic nature of these highly crystalline silver nanoparticles. Transmission electron microscopic studies show the monodisperse and highly uniform nanoparticles of silver of the particle size of 5 nm, however, the size is found to be 7 nm using dynamic light scattering which is in good agreement with the TEM and X-ray line broadening studies. The surface area was found to be 34.5 m{sup 2}/g. UV-visible studies show the absorption band at {approx}425 nm due to surface plasmon resonance. The percentage yield of silver nanoparticles was found to be as high as 98.5%.

Wani, Irshad A.; Khatoon, Sarvari [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India)] [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India); Ganguly, Aparna [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India) [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India); Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India); Ahmed, Jahangeer; Ganguli, Ashok K. [Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India)] [Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India); Ahmad, Tokeer, E-mail: tokeer.ch@jmi.ac.in [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India)] [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India)

2010-08-15

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Silver nanoparticles are broad-spectrum bactericidal and virucidal compounds.  

PubMed

The advance in nanotechnology has enabled us to utilize particles in the size of the nanoscale. This has created new therapeutic horizons, and in the case of silver, the currently available data only reveals the surface of the potential benefits and the wide range of applications. Interactions between viral biomolecules and silver nanoparticles suggest that the use of nanosystems may contribute importantly for the enhancement of current prevention of infection and antiviral therapies. Recently, it has been suggested that silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) bind with external membrane of lipid enveloped virus to prevent the infection. Nevertheless, the interaction of AgNPs with viruses is a largely unexplored field. AgNPs has been studied particularly on HIV where it was demonstrated the mechanism of antiviral action of the nanoparticles as well as the inhibition the transmission of HIV-1 infection in human cervix organ culture. This review discusses recent advances in the understanding of the biocidal mechanisms of action of silver Nanoparticles. PMID:21812950

Lara, Humberto H; Garza-Treviño, Elsa N; Ixtepan-Turrent, Liliana; Singh, Dinesh K

2011-01-01

203

Investigation of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles on Absorption Heating and Scattering Imaging  

Microsoft Academic Search

Efficient conversion of absorbed light to heat energy and strong scattering by gold and silver nanoparticles suggest these\\u000a nanoparticles as the agents of heating and imaging. Absorption efficiency and scattering efficiency of gold and silver nanoparticles\\u000a were studied through numerical simulation using the discrete dipole approximation method. This study shows that the size of\\u000a gold and silver nanoparticles can effect

Yu Juan Zhang

2011-01-01

204

In Vivo Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles and Silver Ions in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)  

PubMed Central

The influence of water chemistry on characterised polyvinyl pyrrolidone- (PVP-) coated silver nanoparticles (81?nm) was investigated. NaCl solution series of 100–800?mg L?1 lead to initial and temporal increase in nanoparticles size, but agglomeration was limited. pH variation (5–8) had only minor influence on the hydrodynamic particle size. Acute toxicity of nanosivler to zebrafish (Danio rerio) was investigated in a 48-hour static renewal study and compared with the toxicity of silver ions (AgNO3). The nanosilver and silver ion 48-hour median lethal concentration (LC50) values were 84??g L?1 and 25??g L?1, respectively. To investigate exposure-related stress, the fish behaviour was observed visually after 0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 27, 30, and 48 hours of both nanosilver and ionic silver treatments. These observations revealed increased rate of operculum movement and surface respiration after nanosilver exposure, suggesting respiratory toxicity. The present study demonstrates that silver nanoparticles are lethal to zebrafish. PMID:22174711

Bilberg, Katrine; Hovgaard, Mads Bruun; Besenbacher, Flemming; Baatrup, Erik

2012-01-01

205

Selective growth and integration of silver nanoparticles on silver nanowires at room conditions for transparent nano-network electrode.  

PubMed

Recently, metal nanowires have received great research interests due to their potential as next-generation flexible transparent electrodes. While great efforts have been devoted to develop enabling nanowire electrodes, reduced contact resistance of the metal nanowires and improved electrical stability under continuous bias operation are key issues for practical applications. Here, we propose and demonstrate an approach through a low-cost, robust, room temperature and room atmosphere process to fabricate a conductive silver nano-network comprising silver nanowires and silver nanoparticles. To be more specific, silver nanoparticles are selectively grown and chemically integrated in situ at the junction where silver nanowires meet. The site-selective growth of silver nanoparticles is achieved by a plasmon-induced chemical reaction using a simple light source at very low optical power density. Compared to silver nanowire electrodes without chemical treatment, we observe tremendous conductivity improvement in our silver nano-networks, while the loss in optical transmission is negligible. Furthermore, the silver nano-networks exhibit superior electrical stability under continuous bias operation compared to silver nanowire electrodes formed by thermal annealing. Interestingly, our silver nano-network is readily peeled off in water, which can be easily transferred to other substrates and devices for versatile applications. We demonstrate the feasibly transferrable silver conductive nano-network as the top electrode in organic solar cells. Consequently, the transparent and conductive silver nano-networks formed by our approach would be an excellent candidate for various applications in optoelectronics and electronics. PMID:25285984

Lu, Haifei; Zhang, Di; Ren, Xingang; Liu, Jian; Choy, Wallace C H

2014-10-28

206

Green synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticle using Aloe barbadensis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles was achieved by simple visible light irradiation using aloe barbadensis leaf extract as reducing agent. UV-Vis spectroscopic analysis was used for confirmation of the successful formation of nanoparticles. Investigated the effect of light irradiation time on the light absorption of the nanoparticles. It is observed that upto 25 minutes of light irradiation, the absorption is linearly increasing with time and after that it becomes saturated. Finally, theoretically fitted the time-absorption graph and modeled a relation between them with the help of simulation software.

Thappily, Praveen; Shiju, K.

2014-10-01

207

Green synthesis of xanthan conformation-based silver nanoparticles: antibacterial and catalytic application.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were green synthetized using xanthan gum (XG) dissolved in water as reducing and capping agent for the first time. The structure, morphology, and size of Ag NPs in XG aqueous solutions were investigated with UV-vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared. The results indicated Ag NPs were integrated successfully in the XG matrix and the optical properties and morphology of Ag NPs could be regulated by the synthesis condition. The aggregation of the XG-bonded Ag NPs increased with storage, whereas the size barely changed. The assemble behavior was related to the XG conformation transition of denaturation and renaturation. The one spot formed Ag NPs showed favorable antibacterial effect on Escherichia coli and Staphyloccocus aureus and excellent catalytic capability of 4-nitrophenol reduction. This work provided a feasible method to detect the biopolymer space structure transition through the intensity of metal nanoparticles labeled on the chain. PMID:24299862

Xu, Wei; Jin, Weiping; Lin, Liufeng; Zhang, Chunlan; Li, Zhenshun; Li, Yan; Song, Rong; Li, Bin

2014-01-30

208

Plant-mediated biosynthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Single-pot biosynthesis of silver and gold quasi-spherical nanoparticles (SNPs and GNPs) in the size range of 10-30 nm was attempted using Chenopodium album (an obnoxious weed). This method is rapid, facile, convenient and environmentally safe. Average crystal size was approximately 12 nm and 10 nm for silver and gold nanocrystals respectively. Synthesized NPs were stable in a wide range of pH as there was less variation in zeta potential values. In synthesis of SNPs and GNPs, naturally occurring oxalic acid played significant role in bio-reduction of silver nitrate and auric acid solution into their corresponding silver and gold nano-colloids in single step rapid process. PMID:21485852

Dwivedi, Amarendra Dhar; Gopal, Krishna

2011-02-01

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Silver-Based Crystalline Nanoparticles, Microbially Fabricated  

Microsoft Academic Search

One mechanism of silver resistance in microorganisms is accumulation of the metal ions in the cell. Here, we report on the phenomenon of biosynthesis of silver-based single crystals with well-defined compositions and shapes, such as equilateral triangles and hexagons, in Pseudomonas stutzeri AG259. The crystals were up to 200 nm in size and were often located at the cell poles.

Tanja Klaus; Ralph Joerger; Eva Olsson; Claes-Goran Granqvist

1999-01-01

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Synthesis of silver nanoparticles with antibacterial activity using the lichen Parmotrema praesorediosum.  

PubMed

Development of a green chemistry process for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles has become a focus of interest. This would offer numerous benefits, including ecofriendliness and compatibility for biomedical applications. Here we report the synthesis of silver nanoparticles from the reduction of silver nitrate and an aqueous extract of the lichen Parmotrema praesorediosum as a reductant as well as a stabilizer. The physical appearance of these silver nanoparticles was characterized using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction techniques. The results show that silver nanoparticles synthesized using P. praesorediosum have an average particle size of 19 nm with a cubic structure. The antibacterial activity of the synthesized silver nanoparticles was tested against eight micro-organisms using the disk diffusion method. The results reveal that silver nanoparticles synthesized using P. praesorediosum have potential antibacterial activity against Gram-negative bacteria. PMID:24379670

Mie, Ropisah; Samsudin, Mohd Wahid; Din, Laily B; Ahmad, Azizan; Ibrahim, Nazlina; Adnan, Siti Noor Adnalizawati

2014-01-01

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Development of antimicrobial water filtration hybrid material from bio source calcium carbonate and silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biobased calcium carbonate and silver hybrid nanoparticles were synthesized using a simple mechanochemical milling technique. The XRD spectrum showed that the hybrid materials is composed of crystalline calcite and silver nanoparticles. The TEM results indicated that the silver nanoparticles are discrete, uncapped and well stabilized in the surface of the eggshell derived calcium carbonate particles. The silver nanoparticles are spherical in shape and 5-20 nm in size. The SEM studies indicated that the eggshells are in micron size with the silver nanoparticle embedded in their surface. The hybrid eggshell/silver nanocomposite exhibited superior inhibition of E. coli growth using the Kirby-Bauer discs diffusion assay and comparing the zone of inhibition around the filter paper disc impregnated with the hybrid particles against pristine silver nanoparticles.

Apalangya, Vitus; Rangari, Vijaya; Tiimob, Boniface; Jeelani, Shaik; Samuel, Temesgen

2014-03-01

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Sunflower oil mediated biomimetic synthesis and cytotoxicity of monodisperse hexagonal silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

In this work, sunflower oil was utilized for the biomimetic synthesis of silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs), leading to highly mono-dispersed hexagonal-shaped silver nanoparticles (NPs) at various concentrations. It was found that the biomolecules of the oil not only have the capability to reduce silver ions, due to its extended phenolic system, but also appear to recognize and affect the Ag nanocrystal growth on the (110) face, leading to hexagonal growth of the NPs of 50nm size. Initially, some spherical AgNPs of less than 10nm diameter were observed; however, over a longer period of time, a majority of hexagonal-shaped nanocrystals were formed. The one step synthesis can be extended for other metals. The as prepared sunflower oil capped AgNPs being completely free of toxic chemicals can be directly utilized for in vitro studies and offer a more rational approach for cellular applications. The NP solution exhibited dose-dependent cytotoxicity in human lung carcinoma cells and physiologically relevant cell model (3T3L1cells). PMID:25280698

Thakore, Sonal; Rathore, Puran Singh; Jadeja, Ravirajsinh N; Thounaojam, Menaka; Devkar, Ranjitsinh V

2014-11-01

213

Optical absorption properties of dispersed gold and silver alloy nanoparticles.  

PubMed

The oldest topic in nanoscience is the size-dependent optical properties of gold and silver colloids or nanoparticles, first investigated scientifically by Michael Faraday in 1857. In the modern era, advances in both synthesis and characterization have resulted in new insights into the size-dependent absorbance of Au and Ag nanoparticles with sizes below the classical limit for Mie theory. In this paper we discuss the synthesis and properties of core/shell and nanoalloy particles of Au and Ag, compare them to particles of pure gold and silver, and discuss how alloying affects nanoparticle chemical stability. We show that composition, size, and nanostructure (e.g., core/shell vs quasi-random nanoalloy) can all be employed to adjust the optical absorbance properties. The type of nanostructure--core/shell vs alloy--is reflected in their optical absorbance features. PMID:19708105

Wilcoxon, Jess

2009-03-01

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Interaction of silver nanoparticles with serum proteins affects their antimicrobial activity in vivo.  

PubMed

The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a global threat for human society. There exist recorded data that silver was used as an antimicrobial agent by the ancient Greeks and Romans during the 8th century. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are of potential interest because of their effective antibacterial and antiviral activities, with minimal cytotoxic effects on the cells. However, very few reports have shown the usage of AgNPs for antibacterial therapy in vivo. In this study, we deciphered the importance of the chosen methods for synthesis and capping of AgNPs for their improved activity in vivo. The interaction of AgNPs with serum albumin has a significant effect on their antibacterial activity. It was observed that uncapped AgNPs exhibited no antibacterial activity in the presence of serum proteins, due to the interaction with bovine serum albumin (BSA), which was confirmed by UV-Vis spectroscopy. However, capped AgNPs [with citrate or poly(vinylpyrrolidone)] exhibited antibacterial properties due to minimized interactions with serum proteins. The damage in the bacterial membrane was assessed by flow cytometry, which also showed that only capped AgNPs exhibited antibacterial properties, even in the presence of BSA. In order to understand the in vivo relevance of the antibacterial activities of different AgNPs, a murine salmonellosis model was used. It was conclusively proved that AgNPs capped with citrate or PVP exhibited significant antibacterial activities in vivo against Salmonella infection compared to uncapped AgNPs. These results clearly demonstrate the importance of capping agents and the synthesis method for AgNPs in their use as antimicrobial agents for therapeutic purposes. PMID:23877702

Gnanadhas, Divya Prakash; Ben Thomas, Midhun; Thomas, Rony; Raichur, Ashok M; Chakravortty, Dipshikha

2013-10-01

215

Assessment of silver nanoparticle-induced physiological and molecular changes in Arabidopsis thaliana.  

PubMed

In this study, the effect of silver nanoparticles and silver ions on Arabidopsis thaliana was investigated at physiological and molecular levels. The seedlings were grown in sublethal concentrations of silver nanoparticles and silver ions (0.2, 0.5, and 1 mg/L) in 1/4 Hoagland's medium for 14 days under submerged hydroponic conditions. Significantly higher reduction in the total chlorophyll and increase in anthocyanin content were observed after exposure to 0.5 and 1 mg/L silver nanoparticles as compared to similar concentrations of silver ions. Lipid peroxidation increased significantly after exposure to 0.2, 0.5, and 1 mg/L of silver nanoparticles and 0.5 and 1 mg/L of silver ions. Qualitative analysis with dichloro-dihydro-fluorescein diacetate and rhodamine 123 fluorescence showed a dose-dependent increase in reactive oxygen species production and changes in mitochondrial membrane potential in the roots of seedlings exposed to different concentrations of silver nanoparticles. Real-time PCR analysis showed significant upregulation in the expression of sulfur assimilation, glutathione biosynthesis, glutathione S-transferase, and glutathione reductase genes upon exposure to silver nanoparticles as compared with silver ions. Overall, based on the physiological and molecular level responses, it was observed that exposure to silver nanoparticles exerted more toxic response than silver ions in A. thaliana. PMID:24723349

Nair, Prakash M Gopalakrishnan; Chung, Ill Min

2014-07-01

216

Hyper-Rayleigh scattering studies of silver, copper, and platinum nanoparticle suspensions  

E-print Network

Hyper-Rayleigh scattering studies of silver, copper, and platinum nanoparticle suspensions Robert C The optical frequency doubling properties of silver, copper, and platinum nanoparticles in aqueous solution for silver and copper particles. The response is attributed to enhancement due to resonance

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Synthesis, characterization and biocompatibility of ``green'' synthesized silver nanoparticles using tea polyphenols  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since ancient times, people have taken advantage of the antimicrobial effects of colloidal silver particles. Aside from the medical prospects, silver nanoparticles are found in a wide range of commercially available consumer products ranging from cosmetics to household cleansers. Current synthetic methods for creating silver nanoparticles typically call for potentially hazardous chemicals, extreme heat, and produce environmentally dangerous byproducts. Therefore,

Michael C. Moulton; Laura K. Braydich-Stolle

2010-01-01

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Antibacterial Effect of Silver Nanoparticles Produced by Fungal Process on Textile Fabrics and Their Effluent Treatment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Microorganisms play an important role in toxic metal remediation through reduction of metal ions. Studies demonstrated that silver ions may be reduced extracellularly using Fusarium oxysporum to generate stable gold or silver nanoparticles in water. These particles can be incorporated in several kinds of materials such as cloths. These cloths with silver nanoparticles are sterile and can be useful in

Nelson Durán; Priscyla D. Marcato; Gabriel I. H. De Souza; Oswaldo L. Alves; Elisa Esposito

2007-01-01

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Immobilization of silver nanoparticles onto sulfonated polyethersulfone membranes as antibacterial materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

By using the interaction between the sulfonated groups and silver ions, silver nanoparticles were successfully introduced onto the surface of sulfonated polyethersulfone (SPES) membranes by using vitamin C as reducing agent. The presence of silver nanoparticles on the surface of the PES\\/SPES hybrid membranes was characterized by UV spectrophotometer, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Detailed studies on the

Xuelian Cao; Ming Tang; Fei Liu; Yuanyang Nie; Changsheng Zhao

2010-01-01

220

Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Cod Liver Oil (Fish Oil): Green Approach to Nanotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement and has medicinal value, the presence of permissible limit of silver nanoparticles may enhance its efficacy—an idea that might open many avenues in the field of nanobiotechnology. Keeping the above in mind, the reaction between silver salts and cod liver oil for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles is described herein. Presence of

Pawan K. Khanna; C. K. K. Nair

2009-01-01

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Inhibitory effects of silver nanoparticles against adenovirus type 3 in vitro.  

PubMed

Adenoviruses are associated with respiratory, ocular, or gastrointestinal disease. With various species and high morbidity, adenoviruses are increasingly recognized as significant viral pathogen among pediatric and immunocompromised patients. However, there is almost no specific drug for treatment. Silver nanoparticles are demonstrated to be virucidal against influenza A (H1N1) virus, human immunodeficiency virus and Hepatitis B virus. Currently, there is no data regarding whether the silver nanoparticles inhibit the adenovirus or not. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of silver nanoparticles on adenovirus type 3 (Ad3). The results revealed that HeLa cells infected with silver nanoparticles treated Ad3 did not show obvious CPE. The viability of HeLa cells infected with silver nanoparticles treated Ad3 was significantly higher than that of cells infected with untreated Ad3. There was a significant difference of fluorescence intensity between the cells infected with silver nanoparticles treated and untreated Ad3. The transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that silver nanoparticles could directly damage the structure of Ad3 particle. The PCR amplification products of DNA isolated from silver nanoparticles treated Ad3 was decreased in a dose-dependent manner. The decreased DNA loads were also confirmed by real-time PCR experiment. The present study indicates silver nanoparticles exhibit remarkably inhibitory effects on Ad3 in vitro, which suggests silver nanoparticles could be a potential antiviral agent for inhibiting Ad3 infection. PMID:23886562

Chen, Nana; Zheng, Yang; Yin, Jianjian; Li, Xiujing; Zheng, Conglong

2013-11-01

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A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for ionic silver and silver nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

Silver is a strong antibiotic that is increasingly incorporated into consumer products as a bulk, salt, or nanosilver, thus potentially causing side-effects related to human exposure. However, the fate and behavior of (nano)silver in the human body is presently not well understood. In order to aggregate the existing experimental information, a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model (PBPK) was developed in this study for ionic silver and nanosilver. The structure of the model was established on the basis of toxicokinetic data from intravenous studies. The number of calibrated parameters was minimized in order to enhance the predictive capability of the model. We validated the model structure for both silver forms by reproducing exposure conditions (dermal, oral, and inhalation) of in vivo experiments and comparing simulated and experimentally assessed organ concentrations. Therefore, the percutaneous, intestinal, or pulmonary absorption fraction was estimated based on the blood silver concentration of the respective experimental data set. In all of the cases examined, the model could successfully predict the biodistribution of ionic silver and 15–150 nm silver nanoparticles, which were not coated with substances designed to prolong the circulatory time (eg, polyethylene glycol). Furthermore, the results of our model indicate that: (1) within the application domain of our model, the particle size and coating had a minor influence on the biodistribution; (2) in vivo, it is more likely that silver nanoparticles are directly stored as insoluble salt particles than dissolve into Ag+; and (3) compartments of the mononuclear phagocytic system play a minor role in exposure levels that are relevant for human consumers. We also give an example of how the model can be used in exposure and risk assessments based on five different exposure scenarios, namely dietary intake, use of three separate consumer products, and occupational exposure. PMID:24039420

Bachler, Gerald; von Goetz, Natalie; Hungerbuhler, Konrad

2013-01-01

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Photothermal-reaction-assisted two-photon lithography of silver nanocrystals capped with thermally cleavable ligands  

SciTech Connect

We report an alternative approach to produce micropatterns of metallic nanoparticles using photothermal-reaction-assisted two-photon direct laser writing. The patterns are achieved using a facile surface treatment of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) functionalized with thermally cleavable ligands; N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-L-cysteine methyl ester. The ligand cleavage initiated by pulsed laser-induced thermal reaction results in a significant change in dispersiblility of the nanocrystals, thereby enabling a solvent-selective development process after photopatterning. We demonstrated that Ag NP patterns with submicron linewidths can be achieved using near infrared pulsed laser illumination.

Kim, Won Jin; Vidal, Xavier; Baev, Alexander; Jee, Hong Sub; Swihart, Mark T.; Prasad, Paras N. [Department of Chemistry, Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14260 (United States)

2011-03-28

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Presence of nanoparticles in wash water from conventional silver and nano-silver textiles.  

PubMed

Questions about how to regulate nanoenhanced products regularly arise as researchers determine possible nanoparticle transformation(s). Focusing concern on the incorporation and subsequent release of nano-Ag in fabrics often overshadows the fact that many "conventional silver" antimicrobials such as ionic silver, AgCl, metallic Ag, and other forms will also form different species of silver. In this study we used a laboratory washing machine to simulate the household laundering of a number of textiles prepared with known conventional Ag or nano-Ag treatments and a commercially available fabric incorporating yarns coated with bulk metallic Ag. Serial filtration allowed for quantification of total Ag released in various size fractions (>0.45 ?m, < 0.45 ?m, <0.1 ?m, and <10 kDa), while characterization of particles with TEM/EDX provided insight on Ag transformation mechanisms. Most conventional Ag additives yielded more total Ag and more nanoparticulate-sized Ag in the washing liquid than fabrics that used nano-Ag treatments. Incorporating nano-silver into the fiber (as opposed to surface treatments) yielded less total Ag during fabric washing. A variety of metallic Ag, AgCl, and Ag/S particles were observed in washing solution by TEM/EDX to various extents depending on the initial Ag speciation in the fabrics. Very similar particles were also observed when dissolved ionic Ag was added directly into the washing liquid. On the basis of the present study, we can state that all silver-treated textiles, regardless of whether the treatment is "conventional" or "nano", can be a source of silver nanoparticles in washing solution when laundering fabrics. Indeed, in this study we observed that textiles treated with "conventional" silver have equal or greater propensity to form nano-silver particles during washing conditions than those treated with "nano"-silver. This fact needs to be strongly considered when addressing the risks of nano-silver and emphasizes that regulatory assessment of nano-silver warrants a similar approach to conventional silver. PMID:24941455

Mitrano, Denise M; Rimmele, Elisa; Wichser, Adrian; Erni, Rolf; Height, Murray; Nowack, Bernd

2014-07-22

225

Synthesis and NMR characterization of ligand-capped metal and metal-oxide nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ligand-capped metal and metal-oxide nanoparticles (NPs) have some interesting and useful physical properties that are not present in their respective bulk materials. These properties are of research interest in many applications such as catalysis, drug delivery, biological imaging, and plasmonics. In such applications, it is critical to understand the surface structure of NPs and the roles played by the surface bound ligands. To characterize surface environment, ligand dynamics, and exchange kinetics, ligand-capped metal and metal-oxide NPs are synthesized and studied by multinuclear NMR. Phosphines and phosphonic acids are used to passivate metal (gold and silver) and metal-oxide (tin dioxide) NPs in different sizes (1-5 nm) by following published procedures or original synthesis methods. In both solution and solid state NMR, the 31P chemical shift of surface-bound ligands are distinctly different from those observed for free ligands. Additionally, NMR line widths in surface-bound ligands are highly broadened compared to those of free ligands. The lines are broadened due to both homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening mechanisms, determined through hole burning NMR and spin-spin relaxation measurements. In small particles (< 2 nm), the main source of line broadening is inhomogeneous and originates due to structural heterogeneity and underlying chemical shift distributions. In large particles (> 2 nm), both inhomogeneous and homogeneous line broadening mechanisms are present. When the particles' sizes increase from small to large, the homogeneous broadening mechanism becomes dominant due to strong nuclear-electron interaction and reintroduction of residual dipolar coupling as shown by a combination of 1H, 13C and 31P NMR. Results from a series of ligand exchange experiments in silver and gold NPs further indicate the presence of Au(I) and Ag(I) on the particle surfaces.

Sharma, Ramesh

226

Preparation and characterization of Au nanoparticles capped with mercaptocarboranyl clusters.  

PubMed

The preparation of 3-4 nm and 10 nm gold nanoparticles capped with neutral carborane-based mercaptocarboranes, via two different preparative routes, is reported. The resulting boron-enriched nanomaterials exhibit complete dispersibility in water, opening the way for the use of these monolayer protected clusters (MPCs) in medical applications, such as boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). These newly prepared MPCs have been characterized by FTIR, (1)H and (11)B NMR spectroscopy, UV-visible, centrifugal particle sizing (CPS), and, in some cases, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). Water dispersibility exhibited by these MPCs allowed the study of the cellular uptake by HeLa cells. PMID:24301037

Cioran, Ana M; Teixidor, Francesc; Krpeti?, Željka; Brust, Mathias; Viñas, Clara

2014-04-01

227

TOXICITY OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES TO DAPHNIA MAGNA  

EPA Science Inventory

Relatively little is known regarding toxicity of nanoparticles in the environment. It is widely assumed that the toxicity of nanoparticles will be less than that of their metallic ions. Also the effect of organics on metal toxicity is well established. Presented here are the resu...

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Separation of silver ions and starch modified silver nanoparticles using high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet and inductively coupled mass spectrometric detection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The production of commercially available products marketed to contain silver nanoparticles is rapidly increasing. Species-specific toxicity is a phenomenon associated with many elements, including silver, making it imperative to develop a method to identify and quantify the various forms of silver (namely, silver ions vs. silver nanoparticles) possibly present in these products. In this study a method was developed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV-VIS) and inductively coupled mass spectrometric (ICP-MS) detection to separate starch stabilized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and silver ions (Ag+) by cation exchange chromatography with 0.5 M nitric acid mobile phase. The silver nanoparticles and ions were baseline resolved with an ICP-MS response linear over four orders of magnitude, 0.04 mg kg- 1 detection limit, and 90% chromatographic recovery for silver solutions containing ions and starch stabilized silver nanoparticles smaller than 100 nm.

Hanley, Traci A.; Saadawi, Ryan; Zhang, Peng; Caruso, Joseph A.; Landero-Figueroa, Julio

2014-10-01

229

Biopersistence of silver nanoparticles in tissues from Sprague-Dawley rats  

PubMed Central

Silver nanoparticles are known to be distributed in many tissues after oral or inhalation exposure. Thus, understanding the tissue clearance of such distributed nanoparticles is very important to understand the behavior of silver nanoparticles in vivo. For risk assessment purposes, easy clearance indicates a lower overall cumulative toxicity. Accordingly, to investigate the clearance of tissue silver concentrations following oral silver nanoparticle exposure, Sprague–Dawley rats were assigned to 3 groups: control, low dose (100 mg/kg body weight), and high dose (500 mg/kg body weight), and exposed to two different sizes of silver nanoparticles (average diameter 10 and 25 nm) over 28 days. Thereafter, the rats were allowed to recover for 4 months. Regardless of the silver nanoparticle size, the silver content in most tissues gradually decreased during the 4-month recovery period, indicating tissue clearance of the accumulated silver. The exceptions were the silver concentrations in the brain and testes, which did not clear well, even after the 4-month recovery period, indicating an obstruction in transporting the accumulated silver out of these tissues. Therefore, the results showed that the size of the silver nanoparticles did not affect their tissue distribution. Furthermore, biological barriers, such as the blood–brain barrier and blood-testis barrier, seemed to play an important role in the silver clearance from these tissues. PMID:24059869

2013-01-01

230

Facile SILAR Approach to Air-Stable Naked Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Supported by Alumina.  

PubMed

A synthetically convenient and scalable SILAR (successive ion layer adsorption and reaction) method is used to make air-stable films of silver and gold nanoparticles supported on alumina scaffolds. This solution-based deposition technique yields particles devoid of insulating capping agents or ligands. The optical properties of the nanoparticle films were investigated using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. A linear absorption arising from intraband excitation (775 nm laser pulse) is seen only for Au nanoparticles at low intensity. However, both Au and Ag particles exhibit plasmon resonance responses at high excitation intensity via two photon absorption of the 775 nm pump pulse. The difference in optical response to near-IR laser excitation is rationalized based on the known density of states for each metal. To demonstrate the potential applications of these films, alumina-supported Ag nanoparticles were utilized as substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, resulting in a 65-fold enhancement in the Raman signal of the probe molecule rhodamine 6G. The exceptional stability and scalability of these SILAR films opens the door for further optical and photocatalytic studies and applications, particularly with ligand-free Ag nanoparticles that typically oxidize under ambient conditions. Additionally, isolating plasmonic and interband electronic excitations in stable AgNP under visible light irradiation could enable elucidation of the mechanisms that drive noble metal-assisted photocatalytic processes. PMID:25243827

Stamplecoskie, Kevin G; Manser, Joseph S

2014-10-22

231

Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Alter Cathepsin Activity In vitro  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanomaterials are being incorporated into many biological applications for use as therapeutics, sensors, or labels. Silver nanomaterials are being utilized for biological implants and wound dressings as an antiviral material, whereas gold nanomaterials are being used as biological labels or sensors due to their surface properties and biocompatibility. Cytotoxicity data of these materials are becoming more prevalent; however, little research has been performed to understand how the introduction of these materials into cells affects cellular processes. Here, we demonstrate the impact that silver and gold nanoparticles have on cathepsin activity in vitro. Cathepsins are important cellular proteases that are imperative for proper immune system function. We have selected to examine gold and silver nanoparticles due to the increased use of these materials in biological applications. This manuscript depicts how both of these types of nanomaterials affect cathepsin activity, which could impact the host's immune system and its ability to respond to pathogens. Cathepsin B activity decreases in a dose-dependent manner with all nanoparticles tested. Alternatively, the impact of nanoparticles on cathepsin L activity depends greatly on the type and size of the material.

Speshock, Janice L.; Braydich-Stolle, Laura K.; Szymanski, Eric R.; Hussain, Saber M.

2010-12-01

232

Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Alter Cathepsin Activity In vitro  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanomaterials are being incorporated into many biological applications for use as therapeutics, sensors, or labels. Silver nanomaterials are being utilized for biological implants and wound dressings as an antiviral material, whereas gold nanomaterials are being used as biological labels or sensors due to their surface properties and biocompatibility. Cytotoxicity data of these materials are becoming more prevalent; however, little research has been performed to understand how the introduction of these materials into cells affects cellular processes. Here, we demonstrate the impact that silver and gold nanoparticles have on cathepsin activity in vitro. Cathepsins are important cellular proteases that are imperative for proper immune system function. We have selected to examine gold and silver nanoparticles due to the increased use of these materials in biological applications. This manuscript depicts how both of these types of nanomaterials affect cathepsin activity, which could impact the host's immune system and its ability to respond to pathogens. Cathepsin B activity decreases in a dose-dependent manner with all nanoparticles tested. Alternatively, the impact of nanoparticles on cathepsin L activity depends greatly on the type and size of the material.

Speshock, Janice L.; Braydich-Stolle, Laura K.; Szymanski, Eric R.; Hussain, Saber M.

2011-12-01

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Disinfection action of electrostatic versus steric-stabilized silver nanoparticles on E. coli under different water chemistries.  

PubMed

The capping layer stabilizing silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) affects its aggregation, dissolution, and net disinfection action, especially under conditions of varying water composition, such as, pH, ionic strength and organic matter content. Herein, we correlate the silver ion (Ag(+)) release and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation rates for AgNPs of varying functionalization to their net disinfection coefficient on Escherichia coli, under conditions of differing water chemistries. For electrostatically stabilized citrate-capped AgNPs, the rate of ROS generation, as measured using a fluorescent dye, is found to dominate over that of Ag(+) release, especially for smaller sized AgNP suspensions (~10nm) at low pH (~6.2). For these AgNPs, the ROS disinfection mechanism is confirmed to dominate net disinfection action, as measured by the live/dead assay, especially at low levels of organic matter. Steric stabilization of AgNPs by protein or starch-capped layers enables disinfection through reducing AgNP aggregation and promoting silver dissolution over ROS generation. We suggest the involvement of protons and dissolved oxygen in causing the independent formation of Ag(+) and ROS, regardless of the AgNP capping layer. While protein-capping layers effectively stabilize AgNPs, the generated ROS is likely dissipated by interference with the bulky capping layer, whereas the interference is lower with citrate-capping layers. Steric stabilization of AgNPs enables disinfection within a wide range of water chemistries, whereas effective disinfection can occur under electrostatic stabilization, only at low NaCl (<1 mmol/L) and organic matter (<5 mg/L) levels. PMID:24060931

Fauss, Emma K; MacCuspie, Robert I; Oyanedel-Craver, Vinka; Smith, James A; Swami, Nathan S

2014-01-01

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Photocurrent Enhancement in Porphyrin-Silver Nanoparticle Composite Films Using Nanostructures of Silver Nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The fabrication of tetraphenyl porphyrin (TPP)-silver nanoparticle (AgP) composite films on indium-tin oxide (ITO) electrodes was carried out by the electrostatic layer-by-layer adsorption technique. Maximum enhancement in photocurrent action spectra as well as in fluorescence emission spectra was observed at an immersion time of 2 h. The effects of AgP on photocurrent and fluorescence suggested the effects of enhanced electric fields resulting from a localized surface plasmon resonance on the enhancement of photocurrent and fluorescence signals. The effect of AgP on the lifetime of the singlet excited state of TPP (1TPP*) indicated that the lifetime of 1TPP* decreases as compared with that in the absence of AgP substrate. The results on fluorescence lifetime suggested that the difference between the effects of AgP on photocurrent and fluorescence is most likely ascribed to the notion that the energy transfer from 1TPP* to surface plasmons due to AgP aggregates competes with photoinduced electron transfer from 1TPP* to O2 during photocurrent measurement.

Matsumoto, Ryuji; Yamada, Sunao; Yonemura, Hiroaki

2013-04-01

235

Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using cellulose extracted from an aquatic weed; water hyacinth.  

PubMed

As part of the desire to save the environment through "green" chemistry practices, we herein report an environmentally benign synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) using cellulose extracted from an environmentally problematic aquatic weed, water hyacinth (WH), as both reducing and capping agent in an aqueous medium. By varying the pH of the solution and reaction time, the temporal evolutions of the optical and morphological properties of the as-synthesised Ag-NPs were investigated. The as-synthesised cellulose capped silver nanoparticles (C-Ag-NPs) were characterised using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The maximum surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak decreased as the pH increased indicating that an increase in the pH of the solution favoured the formation of smaller particles. In addition, instantaneous change in the colour of the solution from colourless to brown within 5 min at pH 11 showed that the rate of reduction is faster at this pH compared to those at lower pH. The TEM micrographs showed that the materials are small, highly monodispersed and spherical in shape. The average particle mean diameters were calculated to be 5.69±5.89 nm, 4.53±1.36 nm and 2.68±0.69 nm nm at pH 4, 8 and 11 respectively. The HRTEM confirmed the crystallinity of the material while the FTIR spectra confirmed the capping of the as-synthesised Ag-NPs by the cellulose. It has been shown therefore that based on this synthetic method, this aquatic plant can be used to the advantage of mankind. PMID:23987347

Mochochoko, Tanki; Oluwafemi, Oluwatobi S; Jumbam, Denis N; Songca, Sandile P

2013-10-15

236

Coloring of silica glass with silver nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The possibility of doping of surface layers of optical fused silica with silver nanogranules upon heating of a thin Ag film on the silica surface by a CO2 laser beam (P ≈ 30 W, lambda = 10.6 mum) is established. The effect of exposure time on the doped layer structure has been investigated. The absorption band of the colloidal solution

L. A. Ageev; V. K. Miloslavskii; E. D. Makovetskii

2007-01-01

237

Synthesis and Study of Silver Nanoparticles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A laboratory experiment was conducted in which the students synthesized yellow colloidal silver, estimate particle size using visible spectroscopy and studied aggregation effects. The students were thus introduced to nanotechnology along with other topics such as redox chemistry, limiting and excess reactants, spectroscopy and atomic size.

Soloman, Sally D.; Bahadory, Mozghan; Jeyarajasingam, Aravindan V.; Rutkowsky, Susan A.; Boritz, Charles; Mulfinger, Lorraine

2007-01-01

238

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles in methacrylic acid solution by gamma radiolysis and their application for estimation of dopamine at low concentrations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Polymethacrylate capped silver nanoparticles have been synthesized in aqueous solution by gamma radiolysis method. The nanoparticle synthesis and polymerization of methacrylic acid occurred simultaneously in situ. Effect of different parameters such as precursor concentration and alkalinity on nanoparticle formation has been studied. These silver nanoparticles were tested for estimation of dopamine (DA) by monitoring surface plasmon band of nanoparticles at various DA concentrations. The result showed the response of spectral change towards DA concentration is linear in the DA concentration in the range of 5.27×10-7 to 1.58×10-5 mol dm-3. Also the interference of ascorbic acid (AA) in estimation of DA has also been studied. AA concentration up to 1.0×10-4 mol dm-3 does not interfere in the estimation of DA in the range of 5.27×10-7 to 1.05×10-5 mol dm-3.

Biswal, Jayashree; Misra, Nilanjal; Borde, Lalit C.; Sabharwal, S.

2013-02-01

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Banana peel extract mediated novel route for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bio-inspired silver nanoparticles were synthesized with the aid of a novel, non-toxic, eco-friendly biological material namely, banana peel extract (BPE). Boiled, crushed, acetone precipitated, air-dried peel powder was used for reducing silver nitrate. Silver nanoparticles were formed when the reaction conditions were altered with respect to pH, BPE content, concentration of silver nitrate and incubation temperature. The colorless reaction mixtures

Ashok Bankar; Bhagyashree Joshi; Ameeta Ravi Kumar; Smita Zinjarde

2010-01-01

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Oxidative stress mediated cytotoxicity of biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles in human lung epithelial adenocarcinoma cell line  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of the present study was to investigate the toxicity of biologically prepared small size of silver nanoparticles in human lung epithelial adenocarcinoma cells A549. Herein, we describe a facile method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles by treating the supernatant from a culture of Escherichia coli with silver nitrate . The formation of silver nanoparticles was characterized using various analytical techniques. The results from UV-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis show a characteristic strong resonance centered at 420 nm and a single crystalline nature, respectively. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed the possible bio-molecules responsible for the reduction of silver from silver nitrate into nanoparticles. The particle size analyzer and transmission electron microscopy results suggest that silver nanoparticles are spherical in shape with an average diameter of 15 nm. The results derived from in vitro studies showed a concentration-dependent decrease in cell viability when A549 cells were exposed to silver nanoparticles. This decrease in cell viability corresponded to increased leakage of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), increased intracellular reactive oxygen species generation (ROS), and decreased mitochondrial transmembrane potential (MTP). Furthermore, uptake and intracellular localization of silver nanoparticles were observed and were accompanied by accumulation of autophagosomes and autolysosomes in A549 cells. The results indicate that silver nanoparticles play a significant role in apoptosis. Interestingly, biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles showed more potent cytotoxicity at the concentrations tested compared to that shown by chemically synthesized silver nanoparticles. Therefore, our results demonstrated that human lung epithelial A549 cells could provide a valuable model to assess the cytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles.

Han, Jae Woong; Gurunathan, Sangiliyandi; Jeong, Jae-Kyo; Choi, Yun-Jung; Kwon, Deug-Nam; Park, Jin-Ki; Kim, Jin-Hoi

2014-09-01

241

Synthesis of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles by callus and leaf extracts from saltmarsh plant, Sesuvium portulacastrum L  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present work studied the effect of extracts from tissue culture-derived callus and leaf of the saltmarsh plant, Sesuvium portulacastrum L. on synthesis of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles using AgNO3 as a substrate. The callus extract could be able to produce silver nanoparticles, better than leaf extract. The synthesis of silver nanoparticles was confirmed with X-ray diffraction spectrum which exhibited intense

Asmathunisha Nabikhan; Kathiresan Kandasamy; Anburaj Raj; Nabeel M. Alikunhi

2010-01-01

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Silver nanoparticles dispersing in chitosan solution: Preparation by ?-ray irradiation and their antimicrobial activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver nanoparticles were prepared by ?-ray irradiation–reduction under simple conditions, i.e., air atmosphere, using chitosan as a stabilizer. The nanoparticles were spherical with an average size of 7–30nm as observed from TEM. The size decreased when chitosan concentration increased, while it increased with increasing ?-ray dose and initial silver nitrate content. The obtained silver nanoparticles dispersed in a 0.5% (w\\/v)

Rangrong Yoksan; Suwabun Chirachanchai

2009-01-01

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Spectroscopic analysis of biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles under clinorotation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanoparticles are one of the hot topics of research due to their size dependent optical, electrical and magnetic properties & their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal nature. Synthesis of nano particles can be done by various physical and chemical methods. However, Biosynthesis of nanoparticles is environment friendly, can take place around room temperature, and require little intervention or input of energy. In the present study, the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using bacteria and the effect of clinorotation on rate of synthesis is discussed. The freshly grown bacterial isolate was inoculated in to 250-ml Erlenmeyer flask containing 50 ml sterile nutrient broth (LB). The cultured flasks were incubated in a shaker at 120 rpm for 24 h at 370C. Culture was centrifuged at 10,000 rpm for 10 min. The supernatant was used for carrying extracellular production of silver nanoparticles by mixing it with 5mM AgNO3 solution. The above solution was clinorotated at 2 rpm for 24 h. The synthesis was carried out at 60oC. Visual observation was conducted periodically to check for the nanoparticles formation in normal gravity as well as under clinorotation. UV-visible spectroscopic analysis showed that rate of synthesis was faster in case of clinorotated sample than control. Further, the results of FTIR and XRD characterization will be discussed.

Jagtap, Sagar; Vidyasagar, Pandit; Ghemud, Vipul; Dixit, Jyotsana

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Time-dependent effect in green synthesis of silver nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

The application of “green” chemistry rules to nanoscience and nanotechnology is very important in the preparation of various nanomaterials. In this work, we successfully developed an eco-friendly chemistry method for preparing silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) in natural polymeric media. The colloidal Ag-NPs were synthesized in an aqueous solution using silver nitrate, gelatin, and glucose as a silver precursor, stabilizer, and reducing agent, respectively. The properties of synthesized colloidal Ag-NPs were studied at different reaction times. The ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectra were in excellent agreement with the obtained nanostructure studies performed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and their size distributions. The prepared samples were also characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The use of eco-friendly reagents, such as gelatin and glucose, provides green and economic attributes to this work. PMID:21556342

Darroudi, Majid; Ahmad, Mansor Bin; Zamiri, Reza; Zak, AK; Abdullah, Abdul Halim; Ibrahim, Nor Azowa

2011-01-01

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Stress-induced phase transformation and optical coupling of silver nanoparticle superlattices into mechanically stable nanowires  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One-dimensional silver materials display unique optical and electrical properties with promise as functional blocks for a new generation of nanoelectronics. To date, synthetic approaches and property engineering of silver nanowires have primarily focused on chemical methods. Here we report a simple physical method of metal nanowire synthesis, based on stress-induced phase transformation and sintering of spherical Ag nanoparticle superlattices. Two phase transformations of nanoparticles under stress have been observed at distinct length scales. First, the lattice dimensions of silver nanoparticle superlattices may be reversibly manipulated between 0-8?GPa compressive stresses to enable systematic and reversible changes in mesoscale optical coupling between silver nanoparticles. Second, stresses greater than 8?GPa induced an atomic lattice phase transformation, which induced sintering of silver nanoparticles into micron-length scale nanowires. The nanowire synthesis mechanism displays a dependence on both nanoparticle crystal surface orientation and presence of particular grain boundaries to enable nanoparticle consolidation into nanowires.

Li, Binsong; Wen, Xiaodong; Li, Ruipeng; Wang, Zhongwu; Clem, Paul G.; Fan, Hongyou

2014-06-01

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Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles: Elucidation of prospective mechanism and therapeutic potential.  

PubMed

The synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was accomplished using Syzygium cumini fruit extract at room temperature. Various techniques were used to characterize the newly synthesized silver nanoparticles and their size was determined to be 10-15nm. Important findings of this study were the identification of biomolecules responsible for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles and elucidate the mechanism of biosynthesis. Flavonoids present in S. cumini were mainly responsible for the reduction and the stabilization of nanoparticles. The antioxidant properties of AgNPs were evaluated using various assays. The nanoparticles were also found to destroy Dalton lymphoma cell lines under in vitro condition. Silver nanoparticles (100?g/mL) decreased the viability of Dalton lymphoma (DL) cell lines up to 50%. The studies describing the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by fruit extract followed by the investigation of synthesis mechanism and anti-cancer activities may be useful for nanobiotechnology research opening a new arena in this field. PMID:24267328

Mittal, Amit Kumar; Bhaumik, Jayeeta; Kumar, Sanjay; Banerjee, Uttam Chand

2014-02-01

247

Stress-induced phase transformation and optical coupling of silver nanoparticle superlattices into mechanically stable nanowires.  

PubMed

One-dimensional silver materials display unique optical and electrical properties with promise as functional blocks for a new generation of nanoelectronics. To date, synthetic approaches and property engineering of silver nanowires have primarily focused on chemical methods. Here we report a simple physical method of metal nanowire synthesis, based on stress-induced phase transformation and sintering of spherical Ag nanoparticle superlattices. Two phase transformations of nanoparticles under stress have been observed at distinct length scales. First, the lattice dimensions of silver nanoparticle superlattices may be reversibly manipulated between 0-8?GPa compressive stresses to enable systematic and reversible changes in mesoscale optical coupling between silver nanoparticles. Second, stresses greater than 8?GPa induced an atomic lattice phase transformation, which induced sintering of silver nanoparticles into micron-length scale nanowires. The nanowire synthesis mechanism displays a dependence on both nanoparticle crystal surface orientation and presence of particular grain boundaries to enable nanoparticle consolidation into nanowires. PMID:24957078

Li, Binsong; Wen, Xiaodong; Li, Ruipeng; Wang, Zhongwu; Clem, Paul G; Fan, Hongyou

2014-01-01

248

Silver-based crystalline nanoparticles, microbially fabricated  

PubMed Central

One mechanism of silver resistance in microorganisms is accumulation of the metal ions in the cell. Here, we report on the phenomenon of biosynthesis of silver-based single crystals with well-defined compositions and shapes, such as equilateral triangles and hexagons, in Pseudomonas stutzeri AG259. The crystals were up to 200 nm in size and were often located at the cell poles. Transmission electron microscopy, quantitative energy-dispersive x-ray analysis, and electron diffraction established that the crystals comprise at least three different types, found both in whole cells and thin sections. These Ag-containing crystals are embedded in the organic matrix of the bacteria. Their possible potential as organic-metal composites in thin film and surface coating technology is discussed. PMID:10570120

Klaus, Tanja; Joerger, Ralph; Olsson, Eva; Granqvist, Claes-Goran

1999-01-01

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Bactericidal effect of silver nanoparticles against multidrug-resistant bacteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Infections caused by drug-resistant microorganisms result in significant increases in mortality, morbidity, and cost related\\u000a to prolonged treatments. The antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles against some drug-resistant bacteria has been\\u000a established, but further investigation is needed to determine whether these particles could be an option for the treatment\\u000a and prevention of drug-resistant microbial infections. Hence, we challenged different drug-resistant pathogens

Humberto H. Lara; Nilda V. Ayala-Núñez; Liliana del Carmen Ixtepan Turrent; Cristina Rodríguez Padilla

2010-01-01

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Extracellular synthesis of antibacterial silver nanoparticles using psychrophilic bacteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cell-free culture supernatants of five psychrophilic bacteria Pseudomonas antarctica, Pseudomonas proteolytica, Pseudomonas meridiana, Arthrobacter kerguelensis and Arthrobacter gangotriensis and two mesophilic bacteria Bacillus indicus and Bacillus cecembensis have been used to synthesize silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The AgNPs were characterized using UV–Visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The sizes of the AgNPs ranged from 6 to 13nm and

S. Shivaji; S. Madhu; Shashi Singh

2011-01-01

251

Global Gene Response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Exposed to Silver Nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), exhibiting a broad size range and morphologies with highly reactive facets, which are widely\\u000a applicable in real-life but not fully verified for biosafety and ecotoxicity, were subjected to report transcriptome profile\\u000a in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A large number of genes accounted for ?3% and ?5% of the genome affected by AgNPs and Ag-ions, respectively. Principal component\\u000a and

Javed H. Niazi; Byoung-In Sang; Yeon Seok Kim; Man Bock Gu

2011-01-01

252

Accumulation of silver nanoparticles by cultured primary brain astrocytes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are components of various food industry products and are frequently used for medical equipment and materials. Although such particles enter the vertebrate brain, little is known on their biocompatibility for brain cells. To study the consequences of an AgNP exposure of brain cells we have treated astrocyte-rich primary cultures with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-coated AgNP. The incubation of cultured

Eva M. Luther; Yvonne Koehler; Joerg Diendorf; Matthias Epple; Ralf Dringen

2011-01-01

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Antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles on Staphylococcus aureus  

Microsoft Academic Search

The antibacterial activity and mechanism of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538P were investigated in this study. The experiment results showed the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of\\u000a Ag-NPs to S. aureus was 20 ?g\\/ml. Moreover, when bacteria cells were exposed to 50 ?g\\/ml Ag-NPs for 6 h, the cell DNA was condensed to a tension\\u000a state and could have lost their

Wen-Ru Li; Xiao-Bao Xie; Qing-Shan Shi; Shun-Shan Duan; You-Sheng Ouyang; Yi-Ben Chen

2011-01-01

254

Spontaneous formation of silver nanoparticles in aminosilica  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report a rapid and spontaneous metallization process associated with sol–gel reaction of aminosilane that can be utilized\\u000a to synthesise silver embedded silica nanocomposite without involving additional reducing agents. The reduction reaction induced\\u000a by bis[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ethylenediamine (enTMOS) involves amine functional moieties, which drive the reduction reaction\\u000a with presence of water. Cyclic voltammetry was used to investigate the redox potential of enTMOS

Yong-Jae Choi; Uk Huh; Tzy-Jiun M. Luo

2009-01-01

255

Coloring of silica glass with silver nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The possibility of doping of surface layers of optical fused silica with silver nanogranules upon heating of a thin Ag film\\u000a on the silica surface by a CO2 laser beam (P ? 30 W, ? = 10.6 ?m) is established. The effect of exposure time on the doped layer structure has been investigated. The\\u000a absorption band of the colloidal solution

L. A. Ageev; V. K. Miloslavski?; E. D. Makovetski?

2007-01-01

256

The double effects of silver nanoparticles on the PVDF membrane: Surface hydrophilicity and antifouling performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, silver nanoparticles were used to endow poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) membrane with excellent surface hydrophilicity and outstanding antifouling performance. Silver nanoparticles were successfully immobilized onto PVDF membrane surface under the presence of poly(acrylic acid) (PAA). The double effects of silver nanoparticles on PVDF membrane, i.e., surface hydrophilicity and anti-fouling performance, were systematically investigated. Judging from result of water static contact measurement, silver nanoparticles had provided a significant improvement in PVDF membrane surface hydrophilicity. And the possible explanation on the improvement of PVDF membrane surface hydrophilicity with silver nanoparticles was firstly proposed in this study. Membrane permeation and anti-bacterial tests were carried out to characterize the antifouling performance of PVDF membrane. Flux recovery ratio (FRR) increased about 40% after the presence of silver nanoparticles on the PVDF membrane surface, elucidating the anti-organic fouling performance of PVDF membrane was elevated by silver nanoparticles. Simultaneously, anti-bacterial test confirmed that PVDF membrane showed superior anti-biofouling activity because of silver nanoparticles. The above-mentioned results clarified that silver nanoparticles can endow PVDF membrane with both excellent surface hydrophilicity and outstanding antifouling performance in this study.

Li, Jian-Hua; Shao, Xi-Sheng; Zhou, Qing; Li, Mi-Zi; Zhang, Qi-Qing

2013-01-01

257

Silver nanoparticles inhibit vaccinia virus infection by preventing viral entry through a macropinocytosis-dependent mechanism.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles have been shown to inhibit viruses. However, very little is known about the mechanism of antiviral activity. This study tested the hypothesis that 25-nm silver nanoparticles inhibited Vaccinia virus replication by preventing viral entry. Plaque reduction, confocal microscopy, and beta-galactosidase reporter gene assays were used to examine viral attachment and entry in the presence and absence of silver nanoparticles. To explore the mechanism of inhibition, viral entry experiments were conducted with silver nanoparticles and small interfering RNAs designed to silence the gene coding for p21-activated kinase 1, a key mediator of macropinocytosis. The silver nanoparticles caused a 4- to 5-log reduction in viral titer at concentrations that were not toxic to cells. Virus was capable of adsorbing to cells but could not enter cells in the presence of silver nanoparticles. Virus particles that had adsorbed to cells in the presence of silver nanoparticles were found to be infectious upon removal from the cells, indicating lack of direct virucidal effect. The half maximal inhibitory concentration for viral entry in the presence of silver nanoparticles was 27.4+/-3.3 microg/ml. When macropinocytosis was blocked, this inhibition was significantly reduced. Thus, macropinocytosis was required for the full antiviral effect. For the first time, this study points to the novel result that a cellular process involved in viral entry is responsible for the antiviral effects of silver nanoparticles. PMID:23980510

Trefry, John C; Wooley, Dawn P

2013-09-01

258

The Role of Organic Capping Layers of Platinum Nanoparticles in Catalytic Activity of CO Oxidation  

SciTech Connect

We report the catalytic activity of colloid platinum nanoparticles synthesized with different organic capping layers. On the molecular scale, the porous organic layers have open spaces that permit the reactant and product molecules to reach the metal surface. We carried out CO oxidation on several platinum nanoparticle systems capped with various organic molecules to investigate the role of the capping agent on catalytic activity. Platinum colloid nanoparticles with four types of capping layer have been used: TTAB (Tetradecyltrimethylammonium Bromide), HDA (hexadecylamine), HDT (hexadecylthiol), and PVP (poly(vinylpyrrolidone)). The reactivity of the Pt nanoparticles varied by 30%, with higher activity on TTAB coated nanoparticles and lower activity on HDT, while the activation energy remained between 27-28 kcal/mol. In separate experiments, the organic capping layers were partially removed using ultraviolet light-ozone generation techniques, which resulted in increased catalytic activity due to the removal of some of the organic layers. These results indicate that the nature of chemical bonding between organic capping layers and nanoparticle surfaces plays a role in determining the catalytic activity of platinum colloid nanoparticles for carbon monoxide oxidation.

Park, Jeong Y.; Aliaga, Cesar; Renzas, J. Russell; Lee, Hyunjoo; Somorjai, Gabor A.

2008-12-17

259

Formation of sub-surface silver nanoparticles in silver-doped sodium-lead-germanate glass  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The formation of silver nanoparticles in 60GeO2-20PbO-20Na2O bulk glass doped with 0.15 wt% of Ag has been studied by optical methods in the near ultraviolet-to-near infrared and mid-infrared ranges. A clear optical absorption band, which grows when increasing the annealing temperature, is observed around 460 nm, as a consequence of the surface plasmon resonance in the Ag nanoparticles. From the simultaneous analysis of optical transmittance and spectroscopic ellipsometry spectra in the near ultraviolet-to-near infrared range, it is demonstrated that the nanoparticles are surprisingly formed only in a thin layer (some tens of nm thick) underneath the sample surfaces. The potential of such a simultaneous optical analysis for determining the localization of the nanoparticles in glasses of any nature is underlined. Based on the results of a complementary mid-infrared spectroscopy characterization, the processes involved in silver migration to the surfaces and further aggregation to form nanoparticles are discussed.

Fernández Navarro, J. M.; Toudert, J.; Rodríguez-Lazcano, Y.; Maté, B.; de Castro, M. Jiménez

2013-11-01

260

Characterization by spectroscopic Ellipsometry, the physical properties of silver nanoparticles.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physicists are able to change their minds through their experiments. I think it is time to go kick the curse and go further in research if we want a human future. I work in the Nano-Optics and Plasmonics research. I defined with ellipsomètrie the structure of new type of Nano particles of silver. It's same be act quickly to replace the old dirty leaded electronic-connexion chip and by the other hand to find a new way for the heath care of cancer disease by nanoparticles the next killers of bad cells. Silver nanoparticle layers are obtained by Spark Plasma Sintering are investigated as an alternative to lead alloy based material for solder joint in power mechatronics modules. These layers are characterized by mean of conventional techniques that is the dilatometry technique, the resistivity measurement through the van der Pauw method, and the flash laser technique. Furthermore, the nanoparticles of silver layer are deeply studied by UV-Visible spectroscopic ellipsometry. Spectroscopic angles parameters are determined in function of temperature and dielectric constants are deduced and analyzed through an optical model which takes into account a Drude and a Lorentz component within the Bruggeman effective medium approximation (EMA). The relaxation times and the electrical conductivity are plot in function of temperature. The obtained electrical conductivity give significant result in good agreement to those reported by four points electrical measurement method.

Coanga, Jean-Maurice

2013-04-01

261

Molecular recognition by gold, silver and copper nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

The intrinsic physical properties of the noble metal nanoparticles, which are highly sensitive to the nature of their local molecular environment, make such systems ideal for the detection of molecular recognition events. The current review describes the state of the art concerning molecular recognition of Noble metal nanoparticles. In the first part the preparation of such nanoparticles is discussed along with methods of capping and stabilization. A brief discussion of the three common methods of functionalization: Electrostatic adsorption; Chemisorption; Affinity-based coordination is given. In the second section a discussion of the optical and electrical properties of nanoparticles is given to aid the reader in understanding the use of such properties in molecular recognition. In the main section the various types of capping agents for molecular recognition; nucleic acid coatings, protein coatings and molecules from the family of supramolecular chemistry are described along with their numerous applications. Emphasis for the nucleic acids is on complementary oligonucleotide and aptamer recognition. For the proteins the recognition properties of antibodies form the core of the section. With respect to the supramolecular systems the cyclodextrins, calix[n]arenes, dendrimers, crown ethers and the cucurbitales are treated in depth. Finally a short section deals with the possible toxicity of the nanoparticles, a concern in public health. PMID:23977421

Tauran, Yannick; Brioude, Arnaud; Coleman, Anthony W; Rhimi, Moez; Kim, Beonjoom

2013-01-01

262

Phycosynthesis of silver nanoparticles and photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange dye using silver (Ag) nanoparticles synthesized from Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V. Lamouroux  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the present investigation, simple and eco-friendly chemical reaction for the synthesis reported on biological synthesis of nano-sized silver and biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Hypnea musciformis at room temperature along with photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange dye. The nanoparticles of silver were formed by the reduction of silver nitrate to aqueous silver metal ions during exposure to the extract of red alga H. musciformis. The optical properties of the obtained silver nanoparticles were characterized by applying UV-visible absorption and room temperature photoluminescence. The X-ray diffraction results revealed that the synthesized silver nanoparticles were in the cubic phase. The existence of functional groups was identified using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The morphology and size of the synthesized particles were studied with atomic force microscope measurements. Photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange was measured spectrophotometrically by using silver as nanocatalyst under visible light illumination. The results revealed that biosynthesized silver nanoparticles using H. musciformis was found to be impressive in degrading methyl orange.

Ganapathy Selvam, G.; Sivakumar, K.

2014-09-01

263

Colloidal complexed silver and silver nanoparticles in extrapallial fluid of Mytilus edulis.  

PubMed

Metal transport in mollusk extrapallial fluid (EPF) that acts as a "bridge" between soft tissues and shell has surprisingly received little attention until now. Using ultrafiltration and radiotracer techniques we determined silver concentrations and speciation in the EPF of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis after short-term uptake and depuration laboratory experiments. Radiolabelled silver ((¹¹?m)Ag) was used in dissolved or nanoparticulate phases (AgNPs < 40 nm), with a similar low Ag concentration (total radioactive and cold Ag ~0.7 ?g/L) in a way that mussels could uptake radiotracers only from seawater. Our results indicated that silver nanoparticles were transported to the EPF of blue mussels at a level similar to the Ag ionic form. Bulk activity of radiolabelled silver in the EPF represented only up to 7% of the bulk activity measured in the whole mussels. The EPF extracted from mussels exposed to both treatments exhibited an Ag colloidal complexed form based on EPF ultrafiltration through a 3 kDa filter. This original study brings new insights to internal circulation of nanoparticles in living organisms and contributes to the international effort in studying the potential impacts of engineered nanomaterials on marine bivalves which play an essential role in coastal ecosystems, and are important contributors to human food supply from the sea. PMID:20950850

Zuykov, Michael; Pelletier, Emilien; Demers, Serge

2011-02-01

264

Synthesis of photoactive AgCl/SBA-15 by conversion of silver nanoparticles into stable AgCl nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work the results of synthesis the ordered mesoporous silica (SBA-15) in the presence of stable silver nanoparticles were presented. It has been proven that the proposed method leads to the synthesis of SBA-15 nanocomposite containing silver chloride nanoparticles, formed by the transformation of silver nanoparticles in the acidic conditions. Proposed one-pot procedure is simple and the one requirement is to prepare a stable solution of silver nanoparticles. In this work, silver nanoparticles were obtained during chemical reduction of [Ag(NH3)2]+ ions by formaldehyde. Silver nanoparticles solution can be used as a silver chloride source due to the application of the same polymer as a stabilizer of nanocrystals and structure directing agent of SBA-15. The final AgCl/SBA-15 materials show excellent structural ordering characteristic for this type of materials confirmed by diffraction measurements in range of small angles 2?, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and nitrogen adsorption/desorption measurements. AgCl nanoparticles were identified by diffraction measurements as chlorargyrite phase. The presence of silver nanoparticles in initial solution and their absence after synthesis were confirmed by UV-vis measurements. The photoactivity of obtained AgCl/SBA-15 composite was tested in reaction of organic impurities photodegradation.

Zienkiewicz-Strza?ka, M.; Pikus, S.

2013-01-01

265

Preparation and Characterization of Gelatin Nanofibers Containing Silver Nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized in formic acid aqueous solutions through chemical reduction. Formic acid was used for a reducing agent of Ag precursor and solvent of gelatin. Silver acetate, silver tetrafluoroborate, silver nitrate, and silver phosphate were used as Ag precursors. Ag+ ions were reduced into Ag NPs by formic acid. The formation of Ag NPs was characterized by a UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Ag NPs were quickly generated within a few minutes in silver nitrate (AgNO3)/formic acid solution. As the water content of formic acid aqueous solution increased, more Ag NPs were generated, at a higher rate and with greater size. When gelatin was added to the AgNO3/formic acid solution, the Ag NPs were stabilized, resulting in smaller particles. Moreover, gelatin limits further aggregation of Ag NPs, which were effectively dispersed in solution. The amount of Ag NPs formed increased with increasing concentration of AgNO3 and aging time. Gelatin nanofibers containing Ag NPs were fabricated by electrospinning. The average diameters of gelatin nanofibers were 166.52 ± 32.72 nm, but these decreased with the addition of AgNO3. The average diameters of the Ag NPs in gelatin nanofibers ranged between 13 and 25 nm, which was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). PMID:24758929

Jeong, Lim; Park, Won Ho

2014-01-01

266

Preferential Interaction of Na+ over K+ to Carboxylate-functionalized Silver Nanoparticles  

EPA Science Inventory

Elucidating mechanistic interactions between specific ions (Na+/ K+) and nanoparticle surfaces to alter particle stability in polar media has received little attention. We investigated relative preferential binding of Na+ and K+ to carboxylate-functionalized silver nanoparticles ...

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Functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes with silver nanoparticles using Tecoma stans leaf extract  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bioreduction mechanism of Tecoma stans leaf extract for the extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles was investigated using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis). Nanostructure of the bio synthesized silver particles was confirmed by transmission electron microscopic (TEM) analysis. Crystalline cubic phase of the synthesized silver nanoparticles was confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique. Observed rapid reduction behavior of Tecoma stans leaf extract was effectively explored for the functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) with silver nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) and TEM characterization confirmed the functionalization of single walled carbon nanotubes with the silver nanoparticles and the size of silver nanoparticles were found to be in the range of ?5-10 nm.

Vivekanandhan, S.; Venkateswarlu, M.; Carnahan, D.; Misra, M.; Mohanty, A. K.; Satyanarayana, N.

2012-04-01

268

Oral toxicity of silver ions, silver nanoparticles and colloidal silver--a review.  

PubMed

Orally administered silver has been described to be absorbed in a range of 0.4-18% in mammals with a human value of 18%. Based on findings in animals, silver seems to be distributed to all of the organs investigated, with the highest levels being observed in the intestine and stomach. In the skin, silver induces a blue-grey discoloration termed argyria. Excretion occurs via the bile and urine. The following dose-dependent animal toxicity findings have been reported: death, weight loss, hypoactivity, altered neurotransmitter levels, altered liver enzymes, altered blood values, enlarged hearts and immunological effects. Substantial evidence exists suggesting that the effects induced by particulate silver are mediated via silver ions that are released from the particle surface. With the current data regarding toxicity and average human dietary exposure, a Margin of Safety calculation indicates at least a factor of five before a level of concern to the general population is reached. PMID:24231525

Hadrup, Niels; Lam, Henrik R

2014-02-01

269

The bactericidal effect of silver nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nanotechnology is expected to open new avenues to fight and prevent disease using atomic scale tailoring of materials. Among the most promising nanomaterials with antibacterial properties are metallic nanoparticles, which exhibit increased chemical activity due to their large surface to volume ratios and crystallographic surface structure. The study of bactericidal nanomaterials is particularly timely considering the recent increase of new

Jose Ruben Morones; Jose Luis Elechiguerra; Alejandra Camacho; Katherine Holt; Juan B. Kouri; Jose Tapia Ramírez; Miguel Jose Yacaman

2005-01-01

270

Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles by Gelidiella acerosa Extract and their Antifungal Effects  

PubMed Central

The synthesis, characterization and application of biologically synthesized nanomaterials are an important aspect in nanotechnology. The present study deals with the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) using the aqueous extract of red seaweed Gelidiella acerosa as the reducing agent to study the antifungal activity. The formation of Ag-NPs was confirmed by UV-Visible Spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) pattern, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The synthesized Ag-NPs was predominately spherical in shape and polydispersed. Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FT-IR) spectroscopy analysis showed that the synthesized nano-Ag was capped with bimolecular compounds which are responsible for reduction of silver ions. The antifungal effects of these nanoparticles were studied against Humicola insolens (MTCC 4520), Fusarium dimerum (MTCC 6583), Mucor indicus (MTCC 3318) and Trichoderma reesei (MTCC 3929). The present study indicates that Ag-NPs have considerable antifungal activity in comparison with standard antifungal drug, and hence further investigation for clinical applications is necessary. PMID:23408653

Vivek, Marimuthu; Kumar, Palanisamy Senthil; Steffi, Sesurajan; Sudha, Sellappa

2011-01-01

271

A novel green chemical route for synthesis of silver nanoparticles using camellia sinensis.  

PubMed

The thrust to develop environmental friendly procedures for production of Nanoparticles arises from the very fact that current nanotechnology research uses a lot of chemicals, which are potential threat to both environment and public health. Tea (Camellia Sinensis) with its rich source of polyphenolic compounds has been exploited for the reduction and capping of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs), making it a complete green chemical route. The reduction of Ag+ to Ag0 was observed by the color change from pale yellow to dark yellow. The reaction was followed with the help of UV-Visible spectrometer. Crystal structure was obtained by carrying out X-ray diffraction studies and it showed face centered cubic (fcc) structure. The particle size and morphology were obtained from transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) studies. An average particle size of 25 nm silver particles could be obtained using this method and the TEM and SAXS data corroborate with each other. PMID:24061881

Kamal, Sarika Srinivas Kalyan; Sahoo, Prasanta Kumar; Vimala, Johnson; Premkumar, Manda; Ram, Shanker; Durai, Loganathan

2010-12-01

272

Silver nanoparticles: therapeutical uses, toxicity, and safety issues.  

PubMed

The promises of nanotechnology have been realized to deliver the greatest scientific and technological advances in several areas. The biocidal activity of Metal nanoparticles in general and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) depends on several morphological and physicochemical characteristics of the particles. Many of the interactions of the AgNPs with the human body are still poorly understood; consequently, the most desirable characteristics for the AgNPs are not yet well established. Therefore, the development of nanoparticles with well-controlled morphological and physicochemical features for application in human body is still an active area of interdisciplinary research. Effects of the development of technology of nanostructured compounds seem to be so large and comprehensive that probably it will impact on all fields of science and technology. However, mechanisms of safety control in application, utilization, responsiveness, and disposal accumulation still need to be further studied in-depth to ensure that the advances provided by nanotechnology are real and liable to provide solid and consistent progress. This review aims to discuss AgNPs applied in biomedicine and as promising field for insertion and development of new compounds related to medical and pharmacy technology. The review also addresses drug delivery, toxicity issues, and the safety rules concerning biomedical applications of silver nanoparticles. PMID:24824033

dos Santos, Carolina Alves; Seckler, Marcelo Martins; Ingle, Avinash P; Gupta, Indarchand; Galdiero, Stefania; Galdiero, Massimiliano; Gade, Aniket; Rai, Mahendra

2014-07-01

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Silver confined within zeolite EMT nanoparticles: preparation and antibacterial properties  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The preparation of pure zeolite nanocrystals (EMT-type framework) and their silver ion-exchanged (Ag+-EMT) and reduced silver (Ag0-EMT) forms is reported. The template-free zeolite nanocrystals are stabilized in water suspensions and used directly for silver ion-exchange and subsequent chemical reduction under microwave irradiation. The high porosity, low Si/Al ratio, high concentration of sodium and ultrasmall crystal size of the EMT-type zeolite permitted the introduction of a high amount of silver using short ion-exchange times in the range of 2-6 h. The killing efficacy of pure EMT, Ag+-EMT and Ag0-EMT against Escherichia coli was studied semi-quantitatively. The antibacterial activity increased with increasing Ag content for both types of samples (Ag+-EMT and Ag0-EMT). The Ag0-EMT samples show slightly enhanced antimicrobial efficacy compared to that of Ag+-EMT, however, the differences are not substantial and the preparation of Ag nanoparticles is not viable considering the complexity of preparation steps.The preparation of pure zeolite nanocrystals (EMT-type framework) and their silver ion-exchanged (Ag+-EMT) and reduced silver (Ag0-EMT) forms is reported. The template-free zeolite nanocrystals are stabilized in water suspensions and used directly for silver ion-exchange and subsequent chemical reduction under microwave irradiation. The high porosity, low Si/Al ratio, high concentration of sodium and ultrasmall crystal size of the EMT-type zeolite permitted the introduction of a high amount of silver using short ion-exchange times in the range of 2-6 h. The killing efficacy of pure EMT, Ag+-EMT and Ag0-EMT against Escherichia coli was studied semi-quantitatively. The antibacterial activity increased with increasing Ag content for both types of samples (Ag+-EMT and Ag0-EMT). The Ag0-EMT samples show slightly enhanced antimicrobial efficacy compared to that of Ag+-EMT, however, the differences are not substantial and the preparation of Ag nanoparticles is not viable considering the complexity of preparation steps. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Zeta potential data of Ag-EMT suspensions, pore-size distributions and antibacterial data for Ag-EMT 2 h samples. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr03169e

Dong, B.; Belkhair, S.; Zaarour, M.; Fisher, L.; Verran, J.; Tosheva, L.; Retoux, R.; Gilson, J.-P.; Mintova, S.

2014-08-01

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Titania-supported silver nanoparticles: An efficient and reusable catalyst for reduction of 4-nitrophenol  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Supported silver nanoparticles were synthesized via in situ sol-gel followed by reduction method with dextrose as reductant and sodium dodecyl sulfate as stabilizer. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform Infra-Red spectroscopy and UV-visible measurements. The XRD peaks confirm the metallic face-centered cubic silver particles. The formation of silver nanoparticles was confirmed from the appearance of surface plasmon absorption maxima at 412 nm; which shifted to the longer wavelengths after supported on titania host lattice. TEM showed the spherical nanoparticles with size in the range of 18-23 nm. An efficient and simple method was reported for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol using titania-supported silver nanoparticles at room temperature. The reaction was first order with respect to the concentration of 4-nitrophenol with higher efficiency. Titania supported silver nanoparticles are reusable and stable heterogeneous catalyst.

Deshmukh, S. P.; Dhokale, R. K.; Yadav, H. M.; Achary, S. N.; Delekar, S. D.

2013-05-01

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Antiviral activity of mycosynthesized silver nanoparticles against herpes simplex virus and human parainfluenza virus type 3  

PubMed Central

The interaction between silver nanoparticles and viruses is attracting great interest due to the potential antiviral activity of these particles, and is the subject of much research effort in the treatment of infectious diseases. In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 and with human parainfluenza virus type 3. We show that production of silver nanoparticles from different fungi is feasible, and their antiviral activity is dependent on the production system used. Silver nanoparticles are capable of reducing viral infectivity, probably by blocking interaction of the virus with the cell, which might depend on the size and zeta potential of the silver nanoparticles. Smaller-sized nanoparticles were able to inhibit the infectivity of the viruses analyzed. PMID:24235828

Gaikwad, Swapnil; Ingle, Avinash; Gade, Aniket; Rai, Mahendra; Falanga, Annarita; Incoronato, Novella; Russo, Luigi; Galdiero, Stefania; Galdiero, Massimilano

2013-01-01

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Antiviral activity of mycosynthesized silver nanoparticles against herpes simplex virus and human parainfluenza virus type 3.  

PubMed

The interaction between silver nanoparticles and viruses is attracting great interest due to the potential antiviral activity of these particles, and is the subject of much research effort in the treatment of infectious diseases. In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 and with human parainfluenza virus type 3. We show that production of silver nanoparticles from different fungi is feasible, and their antiviral activity is dependent on the production system used. Silver nanoparticles are capable of reducing viral infectivity, probably by blocking interaction of the virus with the cell, which might depend on the size and zeta potential of the silver nanoparticles. Smaller-sized nanoparticles were able to inhibit the infectivity of the viruses analyzed. PMID:24235828

Gaikwad, Swapnil; Ingle, Avinash; Gade, Aniket; Rai, Mahendra; Falanga, Annarita; Incoronato, Novella; Russo, Luigi; Galdiero, Stefania; Galdiero, Massimilano

2013-01-01

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The role of capping agent on the interaction of cadmium sulphide nanoparticles with Flufenamic acid drug  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work reports the synthesis of CdS nanoparticles (NPs) capped with ammonia and triethylamine by using a precipitation method. The obtained particles were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and spectroscopic techniques. The particle size for NPs capped with ammonia (6.2nm) and triethylamine (2.4nm) was calculated from XRD patterns using Scherrer formula. For ammonia capping, the

Maged El-Kemary; Hany El-Shamy; M. M. Mosaad

2009-01-01

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Green synthesis, optical properties and catalytic activity of silver nanoparticles in the synthesis of N-monosubstituted ureas in water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by using Euphorbia condylocarpa M. bieb root extract for the synthesis of N-monosubstituted ureas in water. UV-visible studies show the absorption band at 420 nm due to surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of the silver nanoparticles. This reveals the reduction of silver ions (Ag+) to silver (Ago) which indicates the formation of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs). This method has the advantages of high yields, simple methodology and easy work up.

Nasrollahzadeh, Mahmoud; Babaei, Ferydon; Mohammad Sajadi, S.; Ehsani, Ali

2014-11-01

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Green synthesis, optical properties and catalytic activity of silver nanoparticles in the synthesis of N-monosubstituted ureas in water.  

PubMed

We report the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by using Euphorbia condylocarpa M. bieb root extract for the synthesis of N-monosubstituted ureas in water. UV-visible studies show the absorption band at 420 nm due to surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of the silver nanoparticles. This reveals the reduction of silver ions (Ag+) to silver (Ago) which indicates the formation of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs). This method has the advantages of high yields, simple methodology and easy work up. PMID:24887504

Nasrollahzadeh, Mahmoud; Babaei, Ferydon; Sajadi, S Mohammad; Ehsani, Ali

2014-11-11

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Stability and cytocompatibility of silk fibroin-capped gold nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Surface engineering is crucial in the colloidal stability and biocompatibility of nanoparticles (NPs). Protein silk fibroin (SF), which gained interest in biomaterial and regenerative medicine, was used in this study to stabilize gold (Au) NPs. Characterization results from UV-Vis spectroscopy revealed that SF-capped Au NPs (SF-Au NPs) possessed remarkable colloidal stabilities in the pH range of 2 to 11 and salt concentration range of 50mM to 1000mM. In addition, dried particle samples were resuspended after lyophilization without aggregation. The results indicated that the steric hindrance rather than the electrostatic repulsion of SF-Au NPs was essential for colloidal stability. The SF-Au NPs manifested improved cytocompatibility compared with bare Au NPs, which was attributed to the inherent non-cytotoxicity of SF and the good colloidal stability of the NPs. The proposed method was simpler, more efficient, and more cost effective than the conventional modification strategies for Au NPs; thus, SF-Au NPs can be potentially used in biomedical applications. PMID:25175209

Jia, Lan; Guo, Li; Zhu, Jingxin; Ma, Yanlong

2014-10-01

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Challenges for physical characterization of silver nanoparticles under pristine and environmentally relevant conditions.  

PubMed

The reported size distribution of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is strongly affected by the underlying measurement method, agglomeration state, and dispersion conditions. A selection of AgNP materials with vendor-reported diameters ranging from 1 nm to 100 nm, various size distributions, and biocompatible capping agents including citrate, starch and polyvinylpyrrolidone were studied. AgNPs were diluted with either deionized water, moderately hard reconstituted water, or moderately hard reconstituted water containing natural organic matter. Rigorous physico-chemical characterization by consensus methods and protocols where available enables an understanding of how the underlying measurement method impacts the reported size measurements, which in turn provides a more complete understanding of the state (size, size distribution, agglomeration, etc.) of the AgNPs with respect to the dispersion conditions. An approach to developing routine screening is also presented. PMID:21416095

MacCuspie, Robert I; Rogers, Kim; Patra, Manomita; Suo, Zhiyong; Allen, Andrew J; Martin, Matthew N; Hackley, Vincent A

2011-05-01

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Substrates coated with silver nanoparticles as a neuronal regenerative material.  

PubMed

Much effort has been devoted to the design of effective biomaterials for nerve regeneration. Here, we report the novel use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as regenerative agents to promote neuronal growth. We grew neuroblastoma cells on surfaces coated with AgNPs and studied the effect on the development of the neurites during the initiation and the elongation growth phases. We find that the AgNPs function as favorable anchoring sites, and the growth on the AgNP-coated substrates leads to a significantly enhanced neurite outgrowth. Cells grown on substrates coated with AgNPs have initiated three times more neurites than cells grown on uncoated substrates, and two times more than cells grown on substrates sputtered with a plain homogenous layer of silver. The growth of neurites on AgNPs in the elongation phase was enhanced as well. A comparison with substrates coated with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) demonstrated a clear silver material-driven promoting effect, in addition to the nanotopography. The growth on substrates coated with AgNPs has led to a significantly higher number of initiating neurites when compared to substrates coated with AuNPs or ZnONPs. All nanoparticle-coated substrates affected and promoted the elongation of neurites, with a significant positive maximal effect for the AgNPs. Our results, combined with the well-known antibacterial effect of AgNPs, suggest the use of AgNPs as an attractive nanomaterial - with dual activity - for neuronal repair studies. PMID:24872701

Alon, Noa; Miroshnikov, Yana; Perkas, Nina; Nissan, Ifat; Gedanken, Aharon; Shefi, Orit

2014-01-01

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Reversible transformations of silver oxide and metallic silver nanoparticles inside SiO{sub 2} films  

SciTech Connect

Reversible transformation of silver oxide and metallic nanoparticles inside a relatively porous silica film has been established. Annealing of Ag-doped films in oxidizing (air) atmosphere at 450 deg. C yielded colorless films containing AgO{sub x}. These films were turned yellow when heated in H{sub 2}-N{sub 2} (reducing atmosphere) due to the formation of Ag nanoparticles. This yellow coloration (due to nano Ag{sup 0}) and bleaching (conversion of Ag{sup 0} {yields} Ag{sup +}) are reversible. Optical and photoluminescence spectra are well consistent with this coloration and bleaching. The soaking test of the air-annealed film in Na{sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 3} solution supports the presence of Ag{sup +}. Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy studies reveal the formation of Ag-oxides and Ag nanoparticles in the oxidized and reduced films, respectively.

Pal, Sudipto [Sol-Gel Division, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, 196 Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India); De, Goutam [Sol-Gel Division, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, 196 Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India)], E-mail: gde@cgcri.res.in

2009-02-04

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Physicochemical properties of gelatin/silver nanoparticle antimicrobial composite films.  

PubMed

Active nanocomposite films were prepared by blending aqueous solutions of gelatin with different concentrations of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using a solvent casting method. Formation of silver nanoparticles in the solution and films was confirmed with the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) band at 400-450 nm, measured by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. The incorporation of AgNPs slightly affected the physical and mechanical properties of the films. Increase in the concentration of AgNPs resulted in a substantial decrease in water vapour permeability (WVP) and tensile strength (TS) of the gelatin films. Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the presence of elemental silver and crystalline structure of the AgNPs in the gelatin film. Microscopic surface structure and thermal properties of the films were also examined by FE-SEM and thermogravimetric analysis. Gelatin/AgNPs nanocomposite films exhibited strong antibacterial activity against food-borne pathogens. Gelatin/AgNPs nanocomposite films are expected to have high potential as an active food packaging system to maintain food safety and to extend the shelf-life of packaged foods. PMID:24262541

Kanmani, Paulraj; Rhim, Jong-Whan

2014-04-01

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Structural and morphological properties of silver nanoparticles phosphate glass composites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New types of composite materials belonging to the (100 - x) [50P 2O 5 · 30CaO · 20Na 2O] xAg 2O glasses system with 0 ? x ? 0.25 are obtained. Their local structure is analyzed with the help of Raman and infrared spectroscopy and it was found that the glasses structure is built up from predominantly ionic phosphate units. UV-VIS absorption measurements performed on the samples reveal the existence of silver nanoparticles within the soda-calcium-phosphate glass matrix. The electronic absorption spectra and TEM pictures analyses indicate the presence of silver nanoparticles of almost spherical shapes and various sizes inside the glass matrix, depending on the Ag 2O content. By using the experimental UV-VIS data and a theoretical approach important structural and morphological parameters, such as the radius of the silver nanospheres and the volume fraction of the spheres are determined for one of the investigated composites ( x = 0.05 mol%).

Baia, L.; Baia, M.; Kiefer, W.; Popp, J.; Simon, S.

2006-08-01

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Ultrastructural Analysis of Candida albicans When Exposed to Silver Nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

Candida albicans is the most common fungal pathogen in humans, and recently some studies have reported the antifungal activity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) against some Candida species. However, ultrastructural analyses on the interaction of AgNPs with these microorganisms have not been reported. In this work we evaluated the effect of AgNPs on C. albicans, and the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was found to have a fungicidal effect. The IC50 was also determined, and the use of AgNPs with fluconazole (FLC), a fungistatic drug, reduced cell proliferation. In order to understand how AgNPs interact with living cells, the ultrastructural distribution of AgNPs in this fungus was determined. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis revealed a high accumulation of AgNPs outside the cells but also smaller nanoparticles (NPs) localized throughout the cytoplasm. Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis confirmed the presence of intracellular silver. From our results it is assumed that AgNPs used in this study do not penetrate the cell, but instead release silver ions that infiltrate into the cell leading to the formation of NPs through reduction by organic compounds present in the cell wall and cytoplasm. PMID:25290909

Vazquez-Munoz, Roberto; Avalos-Borja, Miguel; Castro-Longoria, Ernestina

2014-01-01

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Surface-independent antibacterial coating using silver nanoparticle-generating engineered mussel glue.  

PubMed

During implant surgeries, antibacterial agents are needed to prevent bacterial infections, which can cause the formation of biofilms between implanted materials and tissue. Mussel adhesive proteins (MAPs) derived from marine mussels are bioadhesives that show strong adhesion and coating ability on various surfaces even in wet environment. Here, we proposed a novel surface-independent antibacterial coating strategy based on the fusion of MAP to a silver-binding peptide, which can synthesize silver nanoparticles having broad antibacterial activity. This sticky recombinant fusion protein enabled the efficient coating on target surface and the easy generation of silver nanoparticles on the coated-surface under mild condition. The biosynthesized silver nanoparticles showed excellent antibacterial efficacy against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and also revealed good cytocompatibility with mammalian cells. In this coating strategy, MAP-silver binding peptide fusion proteins provide hybrid environment incorporating inorganic silver nanoparticle and simultaneously mediate the interaction of silver nanoparticle with surroundings. Moreover, the silver nanoparticles were fully synthesized on various surfaces including metal, plastic, and glass by a simple, surface-independent coating manner, and they were also successfully synthesized on a nanofiber surface fabricated by electrospinning of the fusion protein. Thus, this facile surface-independent silver nanoparticle-generating antibacterial coating has great potential to be used for the prevention of bacterial infection in diverse biomedical fields. PMID:25311392

Jo, Yun Kee; Seo, Jeong Hyun; Choi, Bong-Hyuk; Kim, Bum Jin; Shin, Hwa Hui; Hwang, Byeong Hee; Cha, Hyung Joon

2014-11-26

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Facile chemical synthesis of nano-silver powders for printable electronics applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, a simple and reproducible technique for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles in organic phase without using external reducing agents is reported. The organic phase contains silver acetate as precursor, oleic acid and oleyl amine as capping molecules and diphenyl ether as solvent. Monodispersed silver nanoparticles with an average size of 5?nm could be easily synthesised at large

P. K. Sahoo; S. S. Kalyan Kamal; B. Shankar; B. Sreedhar; L. Durai

2012-01-01

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Solvent and ligand effects on the optical properties of silver nanoparticles in silica sol-gel films  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver nanoparticles in sol-gel silica films have been synthesized by heat treatment in air atmosphere. We find that the surface plasmon resonance exhibits a principal peak at 534 nm, longer wavelength than that corresponding to the spherical silver nanoparticles in silica (400 nm). The anisotropy in the geometry of the metallic nanoparticles explains this noticeably red shift of the silver

J. A. García-Macedo; V. M. Rentería-Tapia; G. Valverde-Aguilar

2009-01-01

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Evaluation of a Silver Nanoparticle Generator Using a Small Ceramic Heater for Inactivation of S. epidermidis Bioaerosols  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver has been known to show antibacterial activity. Recently, silver nanoparticles have been become widely used in diverse applications. In a previous work by the authors, a small nanoparticle generator that uses a ceramic heater with a local heating area was developed. The performance of the device was evaluated in terms of the silver nanoparticles it generated. In the present

Jun Ho Ji; Gwi-Nam Bae; Sun Hwa Yun; Jae Hee Jung; Hyung Soo Noh; Sang Soo Kim

2007-01-01

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Specific biomolecule corona is associated with ring-shaped organization of silver nanoparticles in cells  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We correlate the localization of silver nanoparticles inside cells with respect to the cellular architecture with the molecular information in the vicinity of the particle surface by combining nanoscale 3D cryo-soft X-ray tomography (cryo-SXT) with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The interaction of the silver nanoparticle surface with small molecules and biopolymers was monitored by SERS in vitro over time in living cells. The spectra indicate a stable, time-independent surface composition of silver nanoparticles, despite the changing environment in the endosomal structure. Cryo-SXT reveals a characteristic ring-shaped organization of the silver nanoparticles in endosomes of different cell types. The ring-like structures inside the endosomes suggest a strong association among silver particles and with membrane structures. The comparison of the data with those obtained with gold nanoparticles suggests that the interactions between the nanoparticles and with the endosomal component are influenced by the molecular composition of the corona.We correlate the localization of silver nanoparticles inside cells with respect to the cellular architecture with the molecular information in the vicinity of the particle surface by combining nanoscale 3D cryo-soft X-ray tomography (cryo-SXT) with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The interaction of the silver nanoparticle surface with small molecules and biopolymers was monitored by SERS in vitro over time in living cells. The spectra indicate a stable, time-independent surface composition of silver nanoparticles, despite the changing environment in the endosomal structure. Cryo-SXT reveals a characteristic ring-shaped organization of the silver nanoparticles in endosomes of different cell types. The ring-like structures inside the endosomes suggest a strong association among silver particles and with membrane structures. The comparison of the data with those obtained with gold nanoparticles suggests that the interactions between the nanoparticles and with the endosomal component are influenced by the molecular composition of the corona. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Description of additional experiments. Explanation of transmitted intensity and linear absorption coefficient in a cryo-XRT experiment (Fig. S1 and S2). Additional X-ray data (Fig. S3 and Movie S1). Toxicity of silver nanoparticles (Fig. S4). X-ray microscopy and SERS experiments with gold nanoparticles (Fig. S5 and S6). Size, plasmonic properties, and stability of silver and gold nanoparticles (Fig. S7-S9). Distribution of the silver nanoparticles in the cells using SERS mapping (Fig. S10). Tentative band assignments (Table S1). See DOI: 10.1039/c3nr02129g

Drescher, Daniela; Guttmann, Peter; Büchner, Tina; Werner, Stephan; Laube, Gregor; Hornemann, Andrea; Tarek, Basel; Schneider, Gerd; Kneipp, Janina

2013-09-01

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Preparation of high concentration of silver colloidal nanoparticles in layered laponite sol  

Microsoft Academic Search

The synthesis and characterization of silver colloidal nanoparticles by chemical reduction of silver ions in the presence of laponite using sodium borohydride (NaBH4) as the reducing agent are described. Laponite is used to prevent the growth and aggregation of particles to give stable high concentration of silver colloidal particles with a narrow size distribution. The optimum experimental condition for preparing

Jie Liu; Jung-Baek Lee; Dong-Hwan Kim; Youhyuk Kim

2007-01-01

293

Stability, size and optical properties of silver nanoparticles prepared by laser ablation in different carrier media  

Microsoft Academic Search

We studied the effects of the surrounding liquid environment on the size and optical properties of silver nanoparticles prepared by laser ablation by a pulsed Nd:YAG laser operated at 1064 nm. The silver targets used were kept in acetone, water and ethanol. TEM observations and optical extinction were employed for characterization of particle size, shape and optical properties, respectively. Nano silver

R. M. Tilaki; A. Iraji zad; S. M. Mahdavi

2006-01-01

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Silver nanoparticles disrupt olfaction in Crucian carp (Carassius carassius) and Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis).  

PubMed

The present study investigates the effect of silver nanoparticles on olfaction in Crucian carp (Carassius carassius) and Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis). The electro-olfactogram (EOG) signal was recorded by stimulating the olfactory epithelium with pulses of the odorant L-alanine during the pre-exposure, silver exposure and recovery periods, respectively. The nanosilver suspension concentrations applied were 0.00, 0.45 and 45 ?g L?¹, respectively. Secondly, to compare the toxicity of silver nanoparticles with silver ions, perch were exposed to ionic silver. During exposure to nanosilver suspension, the olfactory epithelium rapidly hyperpolarized, which was not found after exposure to silver ion solution. Exposure to 0.45 ?g L?¹ nanosilver suspension led to enhanced EOG responses, whereas exposure to 45 ?g L?¹ silver nanoparticle suspension and silver ion solution resulted in suppressed EOG signals. The EOG signals partly recovered in silver-free water. The silver nanoparticle olfactory toxicity is believed to be a combination of silver particles and released silver ions. PMID:21570937

Bilberg, Katrine; Døving, Kjell B; Beedholm, Kristian; Baatrup, Erik

2011-07-01

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Utilization of silver nanoparticles as chlorine-free biocide for water treatment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this research is to elucidate the main disinfectant mechanism of nanosilver and to evaluate its interaction with the biological, chemical and physical components of natural waters. Silver nanoparticles interact differently with different dissolved and particulate compounds commonly present in drinking water depending upon the disinfectant mechanism. Our preliminary results show that concentrations of silver nanoparticles below 5

Vinka Craver

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Characterization of silver nanoparticle-infused tissue adhesive for ophthalmic use  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research examined if the infusion of silver nanoparticles into a 2-octyl cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive alters the antibacterial effectiveness and mechanical properties of the adhesive. Silver nanoparticle size and concentration combinations were varied to determine the effects of these factors. Uniform distribution of the silver nanoparticles was achieved before proceeding to testing. Antibacterial effectiveness of the composite adhesive was determined via the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion susceptibility test and by CFU counting. Doping the adhesive with silver nanoparticles resulted in an order of magnitude reduction in bacterial growth. The greatest antibacterial effect came from imbuing 10 microg/mL of 4 nm silver nanoparticles into the tissue adhesive. Despite the noticeable reduction of bacterial growth for the doped adhesives, the difference among the varying silver nanoparticle size and concentration combinations was minimal. The breaking strength of the adhesive increased when silver nanoparticles were added. The adhesive strength of the composite adhesive attached to an incised porcine sclera was also greater than the unaltered adhesive. The greatest breaking load and adhesive force was the 10 microg/mL of 10 nm silver nanoparticle-doped adhesive. The increased mechanical strength of the doped adhesive expands the possible applications of treatment on different areas of the body.

Yee, William

297

Synthesis and structural and optical properties of mesoporous silica containing silver nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mesoporous silica with silver (Ag) nanoparticles within its pores was synthesized by thermal decomposition of silver nitrate. The structure of this new material was examined by x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope and Brunauer - Emmett - Teller techniques, and its optical absorption spectra were measured. It has been shown that Ag nanoparticles are isolated from each other and highly uniformly

Cai Weiping; Zhang Lide

1997-01-01

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Antibacterial surfaces by adsorptive binding of polyvinyl-sulphonate-stabilized silver nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a novel and facile method for the generation of efficient antibacterial coatings which can be applied to practically any type of substrate. Silver nanoparticles were stabilized with an adsorbed surface layer of polyvinyl sulphonate (PVS). This steric layer provided excellent colloidal stability, preventing aggregation over periods of months. PVS-coated silver nanoparticles were bound onto amine-containing surfaces, here

Krasimir Vasilev; Vasu R. Sah; Renee V. Goreham; Chi Ndi; Robert D. Short; Hans J. Griesser

2010-01-01

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BOTTOMUP MEETS TOPDOWN FOR SILVER NANOPARTICLES Christine Aikens, Shuzhou Li, and George C. Schatz  

E-print Network

BOTTOMUP MEETS TOPDOWN FOR SILVER NANOPARTICLES Christine Aikens, Shuzhou Li, and George C. Schatz & Engineering Center (NUNSEC) Award Number: EEC ­ 0647560 The vivid colors of colloidal nanoparticles bottomup (quantum) and topdown (wave) results. The results for silver tetrahedral particles obtained

Shull, Kenneth R.

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Silver-nanoparticle dispersion from the consolidation of Ag-attached silica colloid  

E-print Network

Silver-nanoparticle dispersion from the consolidation of Ag-attached silica colloid Tae-Gon Kima; accepted 16 January 2004) Silver nanoparticles dispersed in a silica matrix were made by the consolidation of a Ag-attached silica colloid, which was synthesized via the electrolysis of a pure Ag electrode

Park, Byungwoo

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Highly sensitive electronic whiskers based on patterned carbon nanotube and silver nanoparticle  

E-print Network

composite films of carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles that are patterned on high-aspect-ratio elasticHighly sensitive electronic whiskers based on patterned carbon nanotube and silver nanoparticle composite films Kuniharu Takei1,2 , Zhibin Yu1 , Maxwell Zheng, Hiroki Ota, Toshitake Takahashi, and Ali

Javey, Ali

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Inhibitory effects of silver nanoparticles on H1N1 influenza A virus in vitro.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles have demonstrated efficient inhibitory activities against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). However, the effects of silver nanoparticles against H1N1 influenza A virus remain unexplored. In this study, the interaction of silver nanoparticles with H1N1 influenza A virus was investigated. Silver nanoparticles with mean particle diameters of 10nm were prepared for the hemagglutination inhibition test, the embryo inoculation assay, and the Mosmann-based 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, where these tests were used to determine the inhibitory activity of silver nanoparticles on H1N1 influenza A virus. MDCK cells were used as the infection model. Electron microscopy analysis and flow cytometry assay were used to determine whether silver nanoparticles could reduce H1N1 influenza A virus-induced apoptosis in MDCK cells. This study demonstrates that silver nanoparticles have anti-H1N1 influenza A virus activities. The inhibitory effects of silver nanoparticles on influenza A virus may be a novel clinical strategy for the prevention of influenza virus infection during the early dissemination stage of the virus. PMID:21945220

Xiang, Dong-xi; Chen, Qian; Pang, Lin; Zheng, Cong-long

2011-12-01

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Preparation of highly conductive adhesives by in situ generated and sintered silver nanoparticles during curing process  

Microsoft Academic Search

The lower resistivity (7.5 × 10?5 ? cm) of nano-electrically conductive adhesives (nano-ECAs) with silver flakes and in situ formed and sintered silver nanoparticles\\u000a was developed. At room temperature,the silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) could not be generated in ECAs due to no reaction between\\u000a silver nitrate and N,N-dimethyl-4-aminobenzaldehyde (DABA). However, during curing process, Ag NPs were immediately generated\\u000a through reducing silver nitrate by DABA

Hong GaoLan; LiuKonghua Liu; Konghua Liu; Yuanfang Luo; Demin Jia; Jiasheng Lu

304

Silver confined within zeolite EMT nanoparticles: preparation and antibacterial properties.  

PubMed

The preparation of pure zeolite nanocrystals (EMT-type framework) and their silver ion-exchanged (Ag(+)-EMT) and reduced silver (Ag(0)-EMT) forms is reported. The template-free zeolite nanocrystals are stabilized in water suspensions and used directly for silver ion-exchange and subsequent chemical reduction under microwave irradiation. The high porosity, low Si/Al ratio, high concentration of sodium and ultrasmall crystal size of the EMT-type zeolite permitted the introduction of a high amount of silver using short ion-exchange times in the range of 2-6 h. The killing efficacy of pure EMT, Ag(+)-EMT and Ag(0)-EMT against Escherichia coli was studied semi-quantitatively. The antibacterial activity increased with increasing Ag content for both types of samples (Ag(+)-EMT and Ag(0)-EMT). The Ag(0)-EMT samples show slightly enhanced antimicrobial efficacy compared to that of Ag(+)-EMT, however, the differences are not substantial and the preparation of Ag nanoparticles is not viable considering the complexity of preparation steps. PMID:25117582

Dong, B; Belkhair, S; Zaarour, M; Fisher, L; Verran, J; Tosheva, L; Retoux, R; Gilson, J-P; Mintova, S

2014-09-21

305

In situ synthesis of nano silver/lecithin on wool: enhancing nanoparticles diffusion.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles are being used increasingly in various applications because of their antibacterial properties. It is necessary to lower their direct contact with the skin by embedding in a polymer reducing their side effects. In this study, silver nanoparticles were synthesized inside the wool fibers acted as a polyfunctional ligands. Lecithin as a biological lipid was used to enhance the diffusion of silver ions and nanoparticles into the wool fibers reducing cytotoxicity effects of the nano silver loaded wool. The highest loading efficiency and inhibition zone was observed on the wool with the highest lecithin concentration. Presence of lecithin reduced the rate of nano silver release which results in decreasing the specific coefficient of lethality. Also, the extracted solution of the synthesized silver nanoparticles on the wool has not altered the morphology of L929 fibroblast cells. PMID:22178185

Barani, Hossein; Montazer, Majid; Samadi, Nasrin; Toliyat, Tayebeh

2012-04-01

306

Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of silver nanoparticles through leaves of Abrus precatorius L.: an important medicinal plant  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biologically synthesized nanoparticles have been widely used in the field of medicine. The present study reports the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Abrus precatorius leaf extract with silver nitrate solution as reducing agent. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were analyzed through UV-Visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, atomic force microscopy and Fourier transform infrared. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were disk shaped with an average size of 19 nm. These silver nanoparticles were evaluated for antibacterial activity. The diameter of inhibition zones around the disk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus are resistant to silver nanoparticles, whereas Escherichia coli and Bacillus thuringiensis are susceptible when compared with the other two species. The results were compared with the ciprofloxacin-positive control and silver nitrate. It is concluded that the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles is very fast, easy, cost-effective and eco-friendly and without any side effects.

Gaddala, Bhumi; Nataru, Savithramma

2014-03-01

307

Toxicity Effect of Silver Nanoparticles in Brine Shrimp Artemia  

PubMed Central

The present study revealed the toxic effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in Artemia nauplii and evaluated the mortality rate, hatching percentage, and genotoxic effect in Artemia nauplii/cysts. The AgNPs were commercially purchased and characterized using field emission scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Nanoparticles were spherical in nature and with size range of 30–40?nm. Artemia cysts were collected from salt pan, processed, and hatched in sea water. Artemia nauplii (II instar) were treated using silver nanoparticles of various nanomolar concentrations and LC50 value (10?nM) and mortality rate (24 and 48 hours) was evaluated. Hatching percentage of decapsulated cysts treated with AgNPs was examined. Aggregation of AgNPs in the gut region of nauplii was studied using phase contrast microscope and apoptotic cells in nauplii stained with acridine orange were observed using fluorescence microscope. DNA damage of single cell of nauplii was determined by comet assay. This study showed that as the concentration of AgNPs increased, the mortality rate, aggregation in gut region, apoptotic cells, and DNA damage increased in nauplii, whereas the percentage of hatching in Artemia cysts decreased. Thus this study revealed that the nanomolar concentrations of AgNPs have toxic effect on both Artemia nauplii and cysts. PMID:24516361

Arulvasu, Chinnasamy; Jennifer, Samou Michael; Prabhu, Durai; Chandhirasekar, Devakumar

2014-01-01

308

Influence of silver nanoparticles on food components in wheat  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During storage, grain might be affected by bacterial and fungal infections. Pathogens diminish the grain quality through contamination with excrements and second metabolites. It is very important to prevent grain from infections. Due to their antimicrobial properties, silver nanoparticles can play the role of an effective protector. The influence of nanoparticles on wheat quality was studied. The gluten parameters and falling number did not change after covering the grain with silver nanoparticles stabilized by sodium citrate. Changes in the structure of starch and gluten were investigated using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. Infrared spectra of the whole meal and starch have shown a slight shift (from 1 000 to 995cm-1) of the band connected with the C-O-H bending. This displacement is probably related to the changes in sample moisture. Significant differences, corresponding to changes in the protein secondary structure, have appeared in the gluten spectra after covering.A decrease of absorbance in the amide and CH and OH regions has been observed regardless of the covering time.

Nawrocka, A.; Cie?la, J.

2013-01-01

309

Silver nanoparticles: mechanism of antimicrobial action, synthesis, medical applications, and toxicity effects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticles are nanoparticles of silver which are in the range of 1 and 100 nm in size. Silver nanoparticles have unique properties which help in molecular diagnostics, in therapies, as well as in devices that are used in several medical procedures. The major methods used for silver nanoparticle synthesis are the physical and chemical methods. The problem with the chemical and physical methods is that the synthesis is expensive and can also have toxic substances absorbed onto them. To overcome this, the biological method provides a feasible alternative. The major biological systems involved in this are bacteria, fungi, and plant extracts. The major applications of silver nanoparticles in the medical field include diagnostic applications and therapeutic applications. In most of the therapeutic applications, it is the antimicrobial property that is being majorly explored, though the anti-inflammatory property has its fair share of applications. Though silver nanoparticles are rampantly used in many medical procedures and devices as well as in various biological fields, they have their drawbacks due to nanotoxicity. This review provides a comprehensive view on the mechanism of action, production, applications in the medical field, and the health and environmental concerns that are allegedly caused due to these nanoparticles. The focus is on effective and efficient synthesis of silver nanoparticles while exploring their various prospective applications besides trying to understand the current scenario in the debates on the toxicity concerns these nanoparticles pose.

Prabhu, Sukumaran; Poulose, Eldho K.

2012-10-01

310

Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Marine Seaweed Sargassum cinereum and their Antibacterial Activity  

PubMed Central

Seaweed extracts of Sargassum cinereum was used as a reducing agent in the eco-friendly extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles from an aqueous solution of silver nitrate (AgNO3). High conversion of silver ions to silver nanoparticles was achieved with a reaction temperature of 100° and a seaweed extract concentration of 10% with a residential time of 3 h. Formation of silver nanoparticles was characterised by spectrophotometry and the scanning electron microscope. The average particles size was ranging from 45 to 76 nm. Antimicrobial activities indicate the minimum inhibitory concentration of biologically synthesised nanoparticles tested against the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus with 2.5 ?l (25 ?g/disc). High inhibitions over the growth of Enterobacter aerogenes, Salmonella typhi and Proteus vulgaris were witnessed against the concentrations of 100 ?g/disc. Promising potential and the future prospects of S. cinereum nanoparticles in pharmaceutical research are the highlights in this paper. PMID:24403664

Mohandass, C.; Vijayaraj, A. S.; Rajasabapathy, R.; Satheeshbabu, S.; Rao, S. V.; Shiva, C.; De-Mello, I.

2013-01-01

311

Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Marine Seaweed Sargassum cinereum and their Antibacterial Activity.  

PubMed

Seaweed extracts of Sargassum cinereum was used as a reducing agent in the eco-friendly extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles from an aqueous solution of silver nitrate (AgNO3). High conversion of silver ions to silver nanoparticles was achieved with a reaction temperature of 100(°) and a seaweed extract concentration of 10% with a residential time of 3 h. Formation of silver nanoparticles was characterised by spectrophotometry and the scanning electron microscope. The average particles size was ranging from 45 to 76 nm. Antimicrobial activities indicate the minimum inhibitory concentration of biologically synthesised nanoparticles tested against the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus with 2.5 ?l (25 ?g/disc). High inhibitions over the growth of Enterobacter aerogenes, Salmonella typhi and Proteus vulgaris were witnessed against the concentrations of 100 ?g/disc. Promising potential and the future prospects of S. cinereum nanoparticles in pharmaceutical research are the highlights in this paper. PMID:24403664

Mohandass, C; Vijayaraj, A S; Rajasabapathy, R; Satheeshbabu, S; Rao, S V; Shiva, C; De-Mello, I

2013-09-01

312

Optimization for rapid synthesis of silver nanoparticles and its effect on phytopathogenic fungi  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this present study, silver nanoparticles were synthesized by green chemistry approach using Acalypha indica leaf extract as reducing agents. The reaction medium employed in the synthesis process was optimized to attain better yield, controlled size and stability. Further, the biosynthesized silver nanoparticles were conformed through UV-vis spectrum, XRD and HR-TEM analyses. Different concentration of silver nanoparticles were tested to know the inhibitory effect of fungal plant pathogens namely Alternaria alternata, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Macrophomina phaseolina, Rhizoctonia solani, Botrytis cinerea and Curvularia lunata. Interestingly, 15 mg concentration of silver nanoparticles showed excellent inhibitory activity against all the tested pathogens. Thus, the obtained results clearly suggest that silver nanoparticles may have important applications in controlling various plant diseases caused by fungi.

Krishnaraj, C.; Ramachandran, R.; Mohan, K.; Kalaichelvan, P. T.

313

Surface plasmon resonance optical sensor and antibacterial activities of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles were prepared using aqueous fruit extract of Ananas comosus as reducing agent. These silver nanoparticles showed surface plasmon peak at 439 nm. They were monodispersed and spherical in shape with an average particle size of 10 nm. The crystallinity of these nanoparticles was evident from clear lattice fringes in the HRTEM images and bright circular spots in the SAED pattern. The antibacterial activities of prepared nanoparticles were found to be size-dependent, the smaller nanoparticles showing more bactericidal effect. Aqueous Zn(2+) and Cu(4+) selectivity and sensitivity study of this green synthesized nanoparticle was performed by optical sensor based surface plasmon resonance (SPR) at room temperature. PMID:24291437

Bindhu, M R; Umadevi, M

2014-01-01

314

Retention and transport of silver nanoparticles in a ceramic porous medium used for point-of-use water treatment.  

PubMed

The retention and transport of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) through a ceramic porous medium used for point-of-use drinking water purification is investigated. Two general types of experiments were performed: (i) pulse injections of suspensions of Ag-NPs in aqueous MgSO4 solutions were applied to the ceramic medium, and effluent silver was quantified over time; (ii) Ag-NPs were applied directly to the porous medium during fabrication using a paint-on, dipping, or fire-in method, a synthetic, moderately hard water sample with monovalent and divalent inorganic ions was applied to the ceramic medium, and effluent silver was quantified over time. These latter experiments were performed to approximate real-world use of the filter medium. For experiments with Ag-NPs suspended in the inflow solution, the percentage of applied Ag-NPs retained in the ceramic porous medium ranged from about 13 to 100%. Ag-NP mobility decreased with increasing ionic strength for all cases and to a lesser extent with increasing nanoparticle diameter. Citrate-capped particles were slightly less mobile than proteinate-capped particles. For ceramic disks fabricated with Ag-NPs by the paint-on and dipping methods (where the Ag-NPs are applied to the disks after firing), significant release of nanoparticles into the filter disk effluent was observed relative to the fire-in method (where the nanoparticles are combined with the clay, water, grog, and flour before firing). These results suggest that the fire-in method may be a new and significant improvement to ceramic filter design. PMID:23496137

Ren, Dianjun; Smith, James A

2013-04-16

315

Preparation of Concentrated Stable Fluids Containing Silver Nanoparticles in Nonpolar Organic Solvent  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stable fluids containing silver nanoparticles in kerosene have been prepared by the extraction?reduction method. Silver nitrate was extracted in nonpolar solvent by thio?substituted phosphinic acid extractant Cyanex 302, and then Ag was reduced by solid KBH4. In order to enhance the loading content of silver nanoparticles in the fluids, a tri?block copolymer (PEO)20(PPO)70(PEO)20 was added into the organic phase before

Fu Xun; Yu Wei; Lin Yusheng; Wang Debao; Shi Huaqiang; Yan Fengyuan

2005-01-01

316

Synthesis and optical properties of silver nanoparticles stabilized by gemini surfactant  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver nanoparticles were prepared by the reduction of silver nitrate using NaBH4 as reducing agent in water-in-oil reverse micelles system, in which gemini surfactant 2-hydroxy-1, 3-bis(octadecyldimethylammonium) propane dibromide (18-3(OH)-18) was used as stabilizer. The results of TEM, AFM and UV–vis absorption spectra show that the silver nanoparticles have a narrow size distribution. The results of UV–vis absorption spectra and XPS

Jian Xu; Xia Han; Honglai Liu; Ying Hu

2006-01-01

317

Novel, silver-ion-releasing nanofibrous scaffolds exhibit excellent antibacterial efficacy without the use of silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Nanofibers, with their morphological similarities to the extracellular matrix of skin, hold great potential for skin tissue engineering. Over the last decade, silver nanoparticles have been extensively investigated in wound-healing applications for their ability to provide antimicrobial benefits to nanofibrous scaffolds. However, the use of silver nanoparticles has raised concerns as these particles can penetrate into the stratum corneum of skin, or even diffuse into the cellular plasma membrane. We present and evaluate a new silver ion release polymeric coating that we have found can be applied to biocompatible, biodegradable poly(l-lactic acid) nanofibrous scaffolds. Using this compound, custom antimicrobial silver-ion-releasing nanofibers were created. The presence of a uniform, continuous silver coating on the nanofibrous scaffolds was verified by XPS analysis. The antimicrobial efficacy of the antimicrobial scaffolds against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli bacteria was determined via industry-standard AATCC protocols. Cytotoxicity analyses of the antimicrobial scaffolds toward human epidermal keratinocytes and human dermal fibroblasts were performed via quantitative analyses of cell viability and proliferation. Our results indicated that the custom antimicrobial scaffolds exhibited excellent antimicrobial properties while also maintaining human skin cell viability and proliferation for silver ion concentrations below 62.5?gml(-1) within the coating solution. This is the first study to show that silver ions can be effectively delivered with nanofibrous scaffolds without the use of silver nanoparticles. PMID:24365706

Mohiti-Asli, Mahsa; Pourdeyhimi, Behnam; Loboa, Elizabeth G

2014-05-01

318

Biogenic silver nanoparticles for cancer treatment: an experimental report.  

PubMed

A generation of nanoparticles research has discussed recently. It is mandatory to elaborate the applications of biogenic nanoparticles in general and anticancereous property in particular. The present study was aimed to investigate the in vitro cytotoxicity effect of biogenic silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) against human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells towards the development of anticancer agent. Biogenic AgNPs were achieved by employing Sesbania grandiflora leaf extract as a novel reducing agent. It was well characterized by FESEM, EDAX and spectral studies showed spherical shaped nanoparticles in the size of 22 nm in slightly agglomerated form. It was surprising that biogenic AgNPs showed cytotoxic effect against MCF-7 cell lines were confirmed by MTT, AO-EB, Hochest and COMET assays. There was an immediate induction of cellular damage in terms of loss of cell membrane integrity, oxidative stress and apoptosis were found in the cell which treated with AgNPs. This may be a first report on anti-MCF-7 property of biogenic AgNPs in the fourth generation of nanoparticles research. It is necessary to study the formulation and clinical trials to establish the nano drug to treat cancer cells. PMID:23434696

Jeyaraj, M; Sathishkumar, G; Sivanandhan, G; MubarakAli, D; Rajesh, M; Arun, R; Kapildev, G; Manickavasagam, M; Thajuddin, N; Premkumar, K; Ganapathi, A

2013-06-01

319

Silver nanoparticles and silver nitrate induce high toxicity to Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, Daphnia magna and Danio rerio.  

PubMed

Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have gained attention over the years due to the antimicrobial function of silver, which has been exploited industrially to produce consumer goods that vary in type and application. Undoubtedly the increase of production and consumption of these silver-containing products will lead to the entry of silver compounds into the environment. In this study we have used Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, Daphnia magna and Danio rerio as model organisms to investigate the toxicity of AgNP and AgNO? by assessing different biological endpoints and exposure periods. Organisms were exposed following specific and standardized protocols for each species/endpoints, with modifications when necessary. AgNP were characterized in each test-media by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and experiments were performed by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) to investigate the aggregation and agglomeration behavior of AgNP under different media chemical composition and test-period. TEM images of AgNP in the different test-media showed dissimilar patterns of agglomeration, with some agglomerates inside an organic layer, some loosely associated particles and also the presence of some individual particles. The toxicity of both AgNO? and AgNP differ significantly based on the test species: we found no differences in toxicity for algae, a small difference for zebrafish and a major difference in toxicity for Daphnia magna. PMID:23895786

Ribeiro, Fabianne; Gallego-Urrea, Julián Alberto; Jurkschat, Kerstin; Crossley, Alison; Hassellöv, Martin; Taylor, Cameron; Soares, Amadeu M V M; Loureiro, Susana

2014-01-01

320

Differently environment stable bio-silver nanoparticles: study on their optical enhancing and antibacterial properties.  

PubMed

Generally, limited research is extended in studying stability and applicational properties of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) synthesized by adopting 'green chemistry' protocol. In this work, we report on the synthesis of stable Ag NPs using plant-derived materials such as leaf extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica) and biopolymer pectin from apple peel. In addition, the applicational properties of Ag NPs such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and antibacterial efficiencies were also investigated. As-synthesized nanoparticles (NPs) were characterized using various instrumentation techniques. Both the plant materials (leaf extract and biopolymer) favored the synthesis of well-defined NPs capped with biomaterials. The NPs were spherical in shape with an average particle size between 14-27 nm. These bio-NPs exhibited colloidal stability in most of the suspended solutions such as water, electrolyte solutions (NaCl; NaNO3), biological solution (bovine serum albumin), and in different pH solutions (pH 7; 9) for a reasonable time period of 120 hrs. Both the bio-NPs were observed to be SERS active through displaying intrinsic SERS signals of the Raman probe molecule (Nile blue A). The NPs were effective against the Escherichia coli bacterium when tested in nutrient broth and agar medium. Scanning and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (SEM and HRTEM) images confirmed cellular membrane damage of nanoparticle treated E. coli cells. These environmental friendly template Ag NPs can be used as an antimicrobial agent and also for SERS based analytical applications. PMID:24130832

Balachandran, Yekkuni L; Girija, Shanmugam; Selvakumar, Rajendran; Tongpim, Saowanit; Gutleb, Arno C; Suriyanarayanan, Sarvajeyakesavalu

2013-01-01

321

Optical properties and electrochemical dealloying of Gold-Silver alloy nanoparticles immobilized on composite thin-film electrodes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gold-silver alloy nanoparticles (NPs) capped with adenosine 5'-triphosphate were synthesized by borohydride reduction of dilute aqueous metal precursors. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy showed the as-synthesized particles to be spherical with average diameters ~4 nm. Optical properties were measured by UV-Visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), and the formation of alloy NPs was verified across all gold:silver ratios by a linear shift in the plasmon band maxima against alloy composition. The molar absorptivities of the NPs decreased non-linearly with increasing gold content from 2.0 x 108 M-1 cm-1 (lambdamax = 404 nm) for pure silver to 4.1 x 107 M-1 cm -1 (lambdamax = 511 nm) for pure gold. The NPs were immobilized onto transparent indium-tin oxide composite electrodes using layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition with poly(diallyldimethylammonium) acting as a cationic binder. The UV-Vis absorbance of the LbL film was used to calculate the surface coverage of alloy NPs on the electrode. Typical preparations had average NP surface coverages of 2.8 x 10-13 mol NPs/cm2 (~5% of cubic closest packing) with saturated films reaching ~20% of ccp for single-layer preparations (1.0 ~ 10-12 mol NPs/cm2). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirmed the presence of alloy NPs in the LbL film and showed silver enrichment of the NP surfaces by ~9%. Irreversible oxidative dissolution (dealloying) of the less noble silver atoms from the NPs on LbL electrodes was performed by cyclic voltammetry (CV) in sulfuric acid. Alloy NPs with higher gold content required larger overpotentials for silver dealloying. Dealloying of the more-noble gold atoms from the alloy NPs was also achieved by CV in sodium chloride. The silver was oxidized first to cohesive silver chloride, and then gold dealloyed to soluble HAuCl 4- at higher potentials. Silver oxidation was inhibited during the first oxidative scan, but subsequent cycles showed typical, reversible silver-to-silver chloride voltammetry. The potentials for both silver oxidation and gold dealloying also shifted to more oxidizing potentials with increasing gold content, and both processes converged for alloy NPs with >60% gold content. Charge-mediated electrochemistry of silver NPs immobilized in LbL films, using Fc(meOH) as the charge carrier, showed that 67% of the NPs were electrochemically inactive.

Starr, Christopher A.

322

Preparation of silver nanoparticles having low melting temperature through a new synthetic process without solvent.  

PubMed

This study presents a new synthetic method of silver nanoparticles using a novel polyoxyethylene maleate-based surfactant (PEOM). Unlike conventional process using large amount of a solvent to dissolve silver salts, large amount of silver salts (AgNO3) can be dissolved and stabilized by our surfactant without solvent. Silver salts can be dissociated within PEOM by the formation of charge complex between hydrophilic-COOH segments and Ag+NO3-, resulting in formation of self-assembled microstructures which acting as a nano-reactor and stabilizer. After reduction using NaBH4, uniform sized silver nanoparticles were formed in the hydrophilic domain of PEOM. Silver contents in the colloids were changed by 0.5 approximately 3 wt%. Distribution of silver nanoparticle sizes was investigated by using TEM and XRD. Melting temperature of silver nanoparticles was measured by differential scanning calorimetry, which depends upon the particle size of silver nanoparticles. The lowest melting temperature of 112 degrees was measured from 3.5 nm average-sized silver particles. PMID:18047063

Kim, Nam Hee; Kim, Ju-Young; Ihn, Kyo Jin

2007-11-01

323

Genotoxicity of copper oxide and silver nanoparticles in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis.  

PubMed

Though there is some information on cytotoxicity of copper nanoparticles and silver nanoparticles on human cell lines, there is no information on their genotoxic and cytotoxic behaviour in bivalve molluscs. The aim of this study was to investigate the genotoxic impact of copper oxide and silver nanoparticles using mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis. Mussels were exposed to 10 ?g L?¹ of CuO nanoparticles and Cu²? and Ag nanoparticles and Ag? for 15 days to assess genotoxic effects in hemocytes using the comet assay. The results obtained indicated that copper and silver forms (nanoparticles and ionic) induced DNA damage in hemolymph cells and a time-response effect was evident when compared to unexposed mussels. Ionic forms presented higher genotoxicity than nanoparticles, suggesting different mechanisms of action that may be mediated through oxidative stress. DNA strand breaks proved to be a useful biomarker of exposure to genotoxic effects of CuO and Ag nanoparticles in marine molluscs. PMID:23294529

Gomes, Tânia; Araújo, Olinda; Pereira, Rita; Almeida, Ana C; Cravo, Alexandra; Bebianno, Maria João

2013-03-01

324

Highly anisotropic effective dielectric functions of silver nanoparticle arrays.  

PubMed

Variable-angle and Mueller matrix spectroscopic ellipsometry are used to determine the effective dielectric tensors of random and aligned silver nanoparticles and nanorods thin films. Randomly arranged particles are uniaxially anisotropic while aligned particles are biaxially anisotropic, with the anisotropy predominantly at the plasmonic resonances. The strong resonances in nanorod arrays result in the real part of the effective in-plane permittivities being opposite in sign over a significant range in the visible, suggesting the potential to design materials that display tunable negative-refraction. A structural tilt in the particle arrays results in monoclinic dielectric properties. PMID:21369018

Oates, Thomas W H; Ranjan, Mukesh; Facsko, Stefan; Arwin, Hans

2011-01-31

325

Photoemission Electron Microscopy of a Plasmonic Silver Nanoparticle Trimer  

SciTech Connect

We present a combined experimental and theoretical study to investigate the spatial distribution of photoelectrons emitted from core-shell silver (Ag) nanoparticles. We use two-photon photoemission microscopy (2P-PEEM) to spatially resolve electron emission from a trimeric core-shell aggregate of triangular symmetry. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulations are performed to model the intensity distributions of the electromagnetic near-fields resulting from femtosecond (fs) laser excitation of localized surface plasmon oscillations in the triangular core-shell structure. We demonstrate that the predicted FDTD near-field intensity distribution reproduces the 2P-PEEM photoemission pattern.

Peppernick, Samuel J.; Joly, Alan G.; Beck, Kenneth M.; Hess, Wayne P.; Wang, Jinyong; Wang, Yi-Chung; Wei, Wei

2013-07-01

326

Lysozyme-coated silver nanoparticles for differentiating bacterial strains on the basis of antibacterial activity  

PubMed Central

Lysozyme, an antibacterial enzyme, was used as a stabilizing ligand for the synthesis of fairly uniform silver nanoparticles adopting various strategies. The synthesized particles were characterized using UV-visible spectroscopy, FTIR, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and TEM to observe their morphology and surface chemistry. The silver nanoparticles were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against several bacterial species and various bacterial strains within the same species. The cationic silver nanoparticles were found to be more effective against Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 compared to other bacterial species/strains investigated. Some of the bacterial strains of the same species showed variable antibacterial activity. The difference in antimicrobial activity of these particles has led to the conclusion that antimicrobial products formed from silver nanoparticles may not be equally effective against all the bacteria. This difference in the antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles for different bacterial strains from the same species may be due to the genome islands that are acquired through horizontal gene transfer (HGT). These genome islands are expected to possess some genes that may encode enzymes to resist the antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles. These silver nanoparticles may thus also be used to differentiate some bacterial strains within the same species due to variable silver resistance of these variants, which may not possible by simple biochemical tests.

2014-01-01

327

Spectroscopic, microscopic and catalytic properties of silver nanoparticles synthesized using Saraca indica flower.  

PubMed

The bioprospective field is dynamic area of research in the recent years. The present article reports a green synthetic route for the production of highly stable, bio-inspired silver nanoparticles using dried Saraca indica flower. The method is facile, cost effective, simple and reproducible. The reduction of silver ions and the formation of silver nanoparticles has been monitored using UV-visible spectroscopy. The TEM, SAED and XRD result reveal that the silver nanoparticles are crystalline in nature. FTIR spectra are used to identify the biomolecules that bind on the surface of silver nanoparticles, which increased the stability of the particles. S. indica flower extract plays its role as an excellent reducing agent of silver ions and the biosynthesized silver nanoparticles are safer to environment. Also the size dependent catalytic activity of silver nanoparticles in the reduction of cationic dye, Methylene blue by NaBH4 is studied by UV-visible spectroscopy. The efficiency of synthesized nanoparticles as an excellent catalyst is proved by the reduction of Methylene blue which is confirmed by the decrease in the absorbance with time and is attributed to electron relay effect. PMID:23988525

Vidhu, V K; Philip, Daizy

2014-01-01

328

Sequential studies of silver released from silver nanoparticles in aqueous media simulating sweat, laundry detergent solutions and surface water.  

PubMed

From an increased use of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) as an antibacterial in consumer products follows a need to assess the environmental interaction and fate of their possible dispersion and release of silver. This study aims to elucidate an exposure scenario of the Ag NPs potentially released from, for example, impregnated clothing by assessing the release of silver and changes in particle properties in sequential contact with synthetic sweat, laundry detergent solutions, and freshwater, simulating a possible transport path through different aquatic media. The release of ionic silver is addressed from a water chemical perspective, compared with important particle and surface characteristics. Released amounts of silver in the sequential exposures were significantly lower, approximately a factor of 2, than the sum of each separate exposure. Particle characteristics such as speciation (both of Ag ionic species and at the Ag NP surface) influenced the release of soluble silver species present on the surface, thereby increasing the total silver release in the separate exposures compared with sequential immersions. The particle stability had no drastic impact on the silver release as most of the Ag NPs were unstable in solution. The silver release was also influenced by a lower pH (increased release of silver), and cotransported zeolites (reduced silver in solution). PMID:24892700

Hedberg, Jonas; Skoglund, Sara; Karlsson, Maria-Elisa; Wold, Susanna; Odnevall Wallinder, Inger; Hedberg, Yolanda

2014-07-01

329

Phytosynthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles Using Callus of JATROPHA CURCAS: a Biotechnological Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present study reports a rapid plant-based biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using callus extract of Jatropha curcas L. The particle size and morphological analyses were carried out using Zetasizer, SEM, TEM. The physicochemical properties were monitored using UV-Vis spectroscopic, IR and DSC. The formation of silver nanoparticle was confirmed by using UV-Vis spectrophotometer and absorbance peaks at 421 nm. The silver nanoparticle was found to be a negatively charged with size ranging from 2 nm to 50 nm. The morphology of the nanoparticle is uniformly spherical and has a dispersion ratio of 0.14. The physicochemical study using DSC indicated significant thermal stability and crystalline nature of the nanoparticle. This intracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles is simple, cheap and eco-friendly than other mechanical and chemical approaches.

Demissie, A. G.; Lele, S. S.

2013-04-01

330

A novel one-pot 'green' synthesis of stable silver nanoparticles using soluble starch.  

PubMed

Stable silver nanoparticles have been synthesized by using soluble starch as both the reducing and stabilizing agents; this reaction was carried out in an autoclave at 15 psi, 121 degrees C for 5 min. Nanoparticles thus prepared are found to be stable in aqueous solution over a period of three months at room temperature (approximately 25 degrees C). The size of these nanoparticles was found to be in the range of 10-34 nm as analyzed using transmission electron micrographs. The X-ray diffraction analysis revealed the face-centred cubic (fcc) geometry of silver nanoparticles. Iodometric titration confirmed the entrapment of silver nanoparticles inside the helical amylose chain. These silver nanoparticles embedded in soluble starch produced a typical emission peak at 553 nm when excited at 380 nm. The use of environmentally benign and renewable materials like soluble starch offers numerous benefits of eco-friendliness and compatibility for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. PMID:16716274

Vigneshwaran, N; Nachane, R P; Balasubramanya, R H; Varadarajan, P V

2006-09-01

331

Procedures for the synthesis and capping of metal nanoparticles.  

PubMed

The increasing impact of metallic nanoparticles in life sciences has stimulated the development of new techniques and multiple improvements of the existing methods of manufacturing nanoparticles with tailored properties. Nanoparticles can be synthesized through a variety of physical and chemical methods. The choice of preparation procedure will depend on the physical and chemical characteristics required on the final product, such as size, dispersion, chemical miscibility, optical properties, among others. Here we review basic practical procedures used for the preparation of protected and unprotected metallic nanoparticles and describe a number of experimental procedures based on colloidal chemistry methods. These include gold nanoparticle synthesis by reduction with trisodium citrate, ascorbic acid, or sugars in aqueous phase; nanoparticle passivation with alkanethiols, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, or bovin serum albumin. We also describe microwave-assisted synthesis, nanoparticle synthesis in ethylene glycol, template-assisted synthesis with dendrimers and briefly describe how to control nanoparticle shape (star-shaped and branched nanoparticles). PMID:22791420

Gutiérrez-Wing, Claudia; Velázquez-Salazar, J Jesús; José-Yacamán, Miguel

2012-01-01

332

A microemulsion preparation of nanoparticles of europium in silica with luminescence enhancement using silver  

Microsoft Academic Search

A facile one-pot microemulsion method has been developed for the synthesis of spherical silver core–silica shell (Ag@SiO2) nanoparticles with europium chelates doped in the shell through a silane agent. The method is significantly more straightforward than other extant methods. Measurements of the luminescent emissions from the Ag@SiO2 nanoparticles, in comparison with control silica nanoparticles without silver cores, showed that the

Zhi Ya Ma; Dosi Dosev; Ian M Kennedy

2009-01-01

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A microemulsion preparation of nanoparticles of europium in silica with luminescence enhancement using silver  

Microsoft Academic Search

A facile one-pot microemulsion method has been developed for the synthesis of spherical silver core-silica shell (Ag@SiO2) nanoparticles with europium chelates doped in the shell through a silane agent. The method is significantly more straightforward than other extant methods. Measurements of the luminescent emissions from the Ag@SiO2 nanoparticles, in comparison with control silica nanoparticles without silver cores, showed that the

Zhi Ya Ma; Dosi Dosev; Ian M. Kennedy

2009-01-01

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Preparation and optical properties of colloidal silver nanoparticles at a high Ag + concentration  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have prepared colloidal silver nanoparticles by reducing a high molar concentration of AgNO3 (up to 0.735 M) with glycerol in the presence of m-phenylenediamine. These silver nanoparticles had anisotropic shapes, including truncated rectangles, truncated triangles, and spheroid-type particles. The UV–Vis spectra of these nanoparticle systems display two distinct plasmon modes and a shoulder that correspond to the in-plane dipole,

M. Habib Ullah; Kim Il; Chang-Sik Ha

2006-01-01

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Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using surfactin: A biosurfactant as stabilizing agent  

Microsoft Academic Search

Surfactin, a lipopeptide biosurfactant, was used to stabilize the formation of silver nanoparticles. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using a borohydrate reduction was performed at three pH levels (pH 5, 7 and 9) and two different temperatures in the presence of surfactin. The nanomaterials were characterized by UV–vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The nanoparticles were synthesized at different

A. Satyanarayana Reddy; Chien-Yen Chen; Simon C. Baker; Chien-Cheng Chen; Jiin-Shuh Jean; Cheng-Wei Fan; Hau-Ren Chen; Jung-Chen Wang

2009-01-01

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Plasmon-enhanced optical absorption and photocurrent in organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices using self-assembled layer of silver  

E-print Network

devices using self-assembled layer of silver nanoparticles Woo-Jun Yoon a , Kyung-Young Jung a,1 , Jiwen a colloidal solution. With the presence of suitable nanoparticle organic capping groups that inhibit its

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Human skin penetration of silver nanoparticles through intact and damaged skin.  

PubMed

There is a growing interest on nanoparticle safety for topical use. The benefits of nanoparticles have been shown in several scientific fields, but little is known about their potential to penetrate the skin. This study aims at evaluating in vitro skin penetration of silver nanoparticles. Experiments were performed using the Franz diffusion cell method with intact and damaged human skin. Physiological solution was used as receiving phase and 70 microg/cm2 of silver nanoparticles coated with polyvinylpirrolidone dispersed in synthetic sweat were applied as donor phase to the outer surface of the skin for 24h. The receptor fluid measurements were performed by electro thermal atomic absorption spectroscopy (ETAAS). Human skin penetration was also determined by using transmission electron microscope (TEM) to verify the location of silver nanoparticles in exposed membranes. Median silver concentrations of 0.46 ng cm(-2) (range nanoparticles solution was applied on intact skin (eight cells) and on damaged skin (eight cells), respectively. Twenty-four hours silver flux permeation in damaged skin was 0.62+/-0.2 ng cm(-2) with a lag time <1h. Our experimental data showed that silver nanoparticles absorption through intact and damaged skin was very low but detectable, and that in case of damaged skin it was possible an increasing permeation of silver applied as nanoparticles. Moreover, silver nanoparticles could be detected in the stratum corneum and the outermost surface of the epidermis by electron microscopy. We demonstrated for the first time that silver applied as nanoparticles coated with polyvinylpirrolidone is able to permeate the damaged skin in an in vitro diffusion cell system. PMID:18973786

Larese, Francesca Filon; D'Agostin, Flavia; Crosera, Matteo; Adami, Gianpiero; Renzi, Nadia; Bovenzi, Massimo; Maina, Giovanni

2009-01-01

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Studies on the chemical synthesis and characterization of lead oxide nanoparticles with different organic capping agents  

SciTech Connect

Lead oxide (PbO) nanoparticles were chemically synthesized using Lead (II) acetate as precursor. The effects of organic capping agents such as Oleic acid, Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic acid (EDTA) and Cetryl Tri Methyl Butoxide (CTAB) on the size and morphology of the nanoparticles were studied. Characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform-Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Photoluminescence (PL) Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) were used to analyse the prepared nanoparticles for their physical, structural and optical properties. The characterization studies reveal that the synthesized PbO nanoparticles had well defined crystalline structure and sizes in the range of 25 nm to 36 nm for capping agents used and 40 nm for pure PbO nanoparticles.

Arulmozhi, K. T., E-mail: arulsheelphy@gmail.com [Physics Wing (DDE), Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India - 608 002 (India); Mythili, N. [Department of Physics, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India - 608 002 (India)] [Department of Physics, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India - 608 002 (India)

2013-12-15

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The catalytic decomposition of silver coated cinnamyl alcohol during water exposure and the formation of silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Metastable Induced Electron Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (He I), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, and Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry are employed to study the interaction of water with Ag nanoparticles on cinnamyl alcohol films. The films have been prepared on Au(111) substrates by thermal evaporation. The water adsorption does not result in any chemical interaction with the silver nanoparticles at all, but the cinnamyl alcohol changes its chemical structure significantly. While water molecules induce a reduction of the organic groups, the film thickness seems to decrease. Thus, a decomposition of the cinnamyl alcohol films is proposed. Since no effects are observed during water interaction with pure cinnamyl alcohol films at all, a catalytic reaction appears to take place. No decomposition is found for cinnamyl alcohol adsorbed on a closed silver film, indicating that Ag nanoparticles are required for this catalytical decomposition. The MIES and UPS spectra indicate the existence of a closed metallic film directly after silver adsorption on cinnamyl alcohol, while they suggest the presence of silver nanoparticles after the exposure to water. The formation of silver nanoparticles therefore seems to happen concurrently to the catalytic decomposition of cinnamyl alcohol.

Dahle, S.; Höfft, O.; Viöl, W.; Maus-Friedrichs, W.

2014-03-01

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Effects of argon ion irradiation on nucleation and growth of silver nanoparticles in a soda-glass matrix  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present article explores an experimental study for nucleation and non-equilibrium growth of silver nanoparticles in a soda-glass matrix. Ion-irradiation induced recoiling of silver atoms with argon ions (at energy 100 keV) facilitates nucleation as well as growth of the silver nanoparticles in the soda-glass matrix. Small growth of the silver nanoparticles in the soda-glass matrix has been experimentally observed

P. Gangopadhyay; P. Magudapathy; S. K. Srivastava; K. G. M. Nair; B. K. Panigrahi

2011-01-01

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Selective synthesis of silver nanoparticles onto potassium hexaniobate: structural organisation with bactericidal properties.  

PubMed

Silver-based nanocomposites are known to act as biocides against a series of microorganisms and are largely studied as an alternative to substitute conventional antibiotics that show decreasing efficacy. In this work, an eco-friendly method to synthesize silver nanoparticles assembled on the surface of hexaniobate crystals is reported. By means of ion exchange, K(+) ions of layered potassium hexaniobate were partially substituted by Ag(+) ions and the resulting material was exposed to UV light. The irradiation allowed the reduction of silver ions with consequent formation of silver nanoparticles located only on the hexaniobate surface, whereas Ag(+) ions located in the interlayer space remained in the ionic form. Increasing UV-light exposure times allowed controlling of the silver nanoparticle size. The antibacterial effects of the pristine potassium hexaniobate and of silver-containing hexaniobate samples were tested against Escherichia coli (E. coli). The antibacterial efficacy was determined to be related to the presence of silver in hexaniobate. An increasing activity against E. coli was observed with the decrease in silver nanoparticles size, suggesting that silver nanoparticles of distinct sizes interact differently with bacterial cell walls. PMID:24323852

de Souza E Silva, Juliana Martins; Pastorello, Murilo; Kobarg, Jörg; Cardoso, Mateus Borba; Mazali, Italo Odone

2013-12-16

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Accumulation of silver nanoparticles by cultured primary brain astrocytes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are components of various food industry products and are frequently used for medical equipment and materials. Although such particles enter the vertebrate brain, little is known on their biocompatibility for brain cells. To study the consequences of an AgNP exposure of brain cells we have treated astrocyte-rich primary cultures with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-coated AgNP. The incubation of cultured astrocytes with micromolar concentrations of AgNP for up to 24 h resulted in a time- and concentration-dependent accumulation of silver, but did not compromise the cell viability nor lower the cellular glutathione content. In contrast, the incubation of astrocytes for 4 h with identical amounts of silver as AgNO3 already severely compromised the cell viability and completely deprived the cells of glutathione. The accumulation of AgNP by astrocytes was proportional to the concentration of AgNP applied and significantly lowered by about 30% in the presence of the endocytosis inhibitors chloroquine or amiloride. Incubation at 4 °C reduced the accumulation of AgNP by 80% compared to the values obtained for cells that had been exposed to AgNP at 37 °C. These data demonstrate that viable cultured brain astrocytes efficiently accumulate PVP-coated AgNP in a temperature-dependent process that most likely involves endocytotic pathways.

Luther, Eva M.; Koehler, Yvonne; Diendorf, Joerg; Epple, Matthias; Dringen, Ralf

2011-09-01

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A novel photosynthesis of carboxymethyl starch-stabilized silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

The water soluble photoinitiator (PI) 4-(trimethyl ammonium methyl) benzophenone chloride is used for the first time in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). A new green synthesis method involves using PI/UV system, carboxymethyl starch (CMS), silver nitrate, and water. A mechanism of the reduction of silver ions to AgNPs by PI/UV system as well as by the newly born aldehydic groups was proposed. The synthesis process was assessed by UV-vis spectra and TEM of AgNPs colloidal solution. The highest absorbance was obtained using CMS, PI and AgNO3 concentrations of 10 g/L, 1 g/L, and 1 g/L, respectively; 40 °C; 60 min; pH 7; and a material : liquor ratio 1 : 20. AgNPs so-obtained were stable in aqueous solution over a period of three weeks at room temperature (~25 °C) and have round shape morphology. The sizes of synthesized AgNPs were in the range of 1-21 nm and the highest counts % of these particles were for particles of 6-10 and 1-3 nm, respectively. PMID:24672325

El-Sheikh, M A

2014-01-01

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Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles: sensitivity of different Salmonella serovars  

PubMed Central

Salmonella spp. is one of the main causes of foodborne illnesses in humans worldwide. Consequently, great interest exists in reducing its impact on human health by lowering its prevalence in the food chain. Antimicrobial formulations in the form of nanoparticles exert bactericidal action due to their enhanced reactivity resultant from their high surface/volume ratio. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known to be highly toxic to Gram-negative and Gram-positive microorganisms, including multidrug resistant bacteria. However, few data concerning their success against different Salmonella serovars are available. Aims of the present study were to test the antimicrobial effectiveness of AgNPs, against Salmonella Enteritidis, Hadar, and Senftenberg, and to investigate the causes of their different survival abilities from a molecular point of view. Results showed an immediate, time-limited and serovar-dependent reduction of bacterial viability. In the case of S. Senftenberg, the reduction in numbers was observed for up to 4 h of incubation in the presence of 200 mg/l of AgNPs; on the contrary, S. Enteritidis and S. Hadar resulted to be inhibited for up to 48 h. Reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction experiments demonstrated the constitutive expression of the plasmidic silver resistance determinant (SilB) by S. Senftenberg, thus suggesting the importance of a cautious use of AgNPs. PMID:24904542

Losasso, Carmen; Belluco, Simone; Cibin, Veronica; Zavagnin, Paola; Micetic, Ivan; Gallocchio, Federica; Zanella, Michela; Bregoli, Lisa; Biancotto, Giancarlo; Ricci, Antonia

2014-01-01

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Cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of silver nanoparticles in testicular cells.  

PubMed

Serious concerns have been expressed about potential risks of engineered nanoparticles. Regulatory health risk assessment of such particles has become mandatory for the safe use of nanomaterials in consumer products and medicines; including the potential effects on reproduction and fertility, are relevant for this risk evaluation. In this study, we examined effects of silver particles of nano- (20nm) and submicron- (200nm) size, and titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO(2)-NPs; 21nm), with emphasis on reproductive cellular- and genotoxicity. Ntera2 (NT2, human testicular embryonic carcinoma cell line), and primary testicular cells from C57BL6 mice of wild type (WT) and 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase knock-out (KO, mOgg1(-/-)) genotype were exposed to the particles. The latter mimics the repair status of human testicular cells vs oxidative damage and is thus a suitable model for human male reproductive toxicity studies. The results suggest that silver nano- and submicron-particles (AgNPs) are more cytotoxic and cytostatic compared to TiO(2)-NPs, causing apoptosis, necrosis and decreased proliferation in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. The 200nm AgNPs in particular appeared to cause a concentration-dependent increase in DNA-strand breaks in NT2 cells, whereas the latter response did not seem to occur with respect to oxidative purine base damage analysed with any of the particles tested. PMID:22085606

Asare, Nana; Instanes, Christine; Sandberg, Wiggo J; Refsnes, Magne; Schwarze, Per; Kruszewski, Marcin; Brunborg, Gunnar

2012-01-27

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Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles: sensitivity of different Salmonella serovars.  

PubMed

Salmonella spp. is one of the main causes of foodborne illnesses in humans worldwide. Consequently, great interest exists in reducing its impact on human health by lowering its prevalence in the food chain. Antimicrobial formulations in the form of nanoparticles exert bactericidal action due to their enhanced reactivity resultant from their high surface/volume ratio. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known to be highly toxic to Gram-negative and Gram-positive microorganisms, including multidrug resistant bacteria. However, few data concerning their success against different Salmonella serovars are available. Aims of the present study were to test the antimicrobial effectiveness of AgNPs, against Salmonella Enteritidis, Hadar, and Senftenberg, and to investigate the causes of their different survival abilities from a molecular point of view. Results showed an immediate, time-limited and serovar-dependent reduction of bacterial viability. In the case of S. Senftenberg, the reduction in numbers was observed for up to 4 h of incubation in the presence of 200 mg/l of AgNPs; on the contrary, S. Enteritidis and S. Hadar resulted to be inhibited for up to 48 h. Reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction experiments demonstrated the constitutive expression of the plasmidic silver resistance determinant (SilB) by S. Senftenberg, thus suggesting the importance of a cautious use of AgNPs. PMID:24904542

Losasso, Carmen; Belluco, Simone; Cibin, Veronica; Zavagnin, Paola; Mi?eti?, Ivan; Gallocchio, Federica; Zanella, Michela; Bregoli, Lisa; Biancotto, Giancarlo; Ricci, Antonia

2014-01-01

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Chemical stabilization of gold coated by silver core-shell nanoparticles via electron transfer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silver nanoparticles are notoriously susceptible to oxidation, yet gold nanoparticles coated in silver exhibit a unique electronic interaction that occurs at the interface of the two metals, leading to enhanced stability properties for the silver shell. In order to probe the phenomenon, the stability of gold nanoparticles coated by silver was studied in the presence of various chloride-containing electrolytes. It was found that a critical silver shell thickness of approximately 1 nm exists that cannot be oxidatively etched from the particle surface: this is in contrast to the observation of complete oxidative etching for monometallic silver nanoparticles. The results are discussed in terms of particle composition, structure and morphology before and after exposing the particles to the electrolytes. Raman analysis of the reporter molecule 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole-5-thiol adsorbed on the particle surface illustrates the feasibility of using gold coated by silver nanoparticle probes in sensing applications that require the presence of high levels of salt. The results provide insight into the manipulation of the electronic and stability properties for gold- and silver-based nanoparticles.

Shankar, Cheshta; Dao, Anh T. N.; Singh, Prerna; Higashimine, Koichi; Mott, Derrick M.; Maenosono, Shinya

2012-06-01

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Assessment of orally dosed commercial silver nanoparticles on human ex vivo platelet aggregation.  

PubMed

Enhanced in vitro human and ex vivo rat platelet aggregation from direct exposure to silver nanoparticles is previously reported. Given the increasing human use of engineered silver nanoscale products, platelet aggregation prompted by silver nanoparticles may contribute to human cardiovascular events. To understand how direct washed platelet exposure to silver nanoparticles translates to ex vivo platelet aggregation, the authors conducted a placebo-controlled, single-blind, dose-monitored, cross-over study design in 18 healthy human volunteers. After 2 weeks of daily oral silver nanoparticle ingestion, platelet aggregation was evaluated by light transmission aggregometry in response to collagen and ADP agonists, both at baseline and after silver nanoparticle or placebo diluent oral dosing. Final percent aggregation (PA) and the changes in PA were determined using a paired design (i.e., active and placebo solutions). Enhanced ex vivo platelet activation was not detectable at peak serum silver concentrations <10 µg/L. Further studies of colloidal silver nanoparticles on human platelet activities are warranted. PMID:23517080

Smock, Kristi J; Schmidt, Robert L; Hadlock, Greg; Stoddard, Greg; Grainger, David W; Munger, Mark A

2014-05-01

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Transformation of silver nanoparticles in fresh, aged, and incinerated biosolids.  

PubMed

The purpose of this research was to assess the chemical transformation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in aged, fresh, and incinerated biosolids in order to provide information for AgNP life cycle analyses. Silver nanoparticles were introduced to the influent of a pilot-scale wastewater (WW) treatment system consisting of a primary clarifier (PC), aeration basin, and secondary clarifier. The partitioning of the AgNPs between the aqueous and solid phases in the system was monitored. Less than 3% of the total AgNPs introduced into the PC were measured at the overflow of the PC. Biosolids were collected from the pilot-scale system for silver analyses, including Ag concentration and speciation. Additionally, biosolids were collected from a publically owned treatment works (POTW). The POTW biosolids were spiked with AgNPs, AgNO3, and Ag2S. One set of the spiked POTW biosolids was aged for one month, and another set was analyzed within 24 h via X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX) in order to determine Ag chemical speciation and elemental associations. Replicates of the aged and 24-h samples were also incinerated at 850 °C for 4 h. The residual ash was analyzed by XAS and SEM-EDX. The results show that AgNPs are converted to Ag-sulfur (as sulfide and sulfhydryl) species in fresh and aged biosolids, which is in agreement with other studies on AgNPs in biosolids. Results from linear combination fitting of the XAS data for incinerated biosolids show that a significant proportion of the spiked silver (30-50%) is converted to elemental Ag in the incineration process. In addition to elemental Ag, the results suggest the presence of additional Ag-S complexes such as Ag2SO4 (up to 25%), and silver associated with sulfhydryl groups (26-50%) in the incinerated biosolids. Incinerated biosolids spiked with AgNO3 and Ag2S exhibited similar transformations. These transformations of AgNPs should be accounted for in life-cycle analyses of AgNPs and in management decisions regarding the disposal of incinerated biosolids. PMID:23561507

Impellitteri, Christopher A; Harmon, Stephen; Silva, R Gune; Miller, Bradley W; Scheckel, Kirk G; Luxton, Todd P; Schupp, Donald; Panguluri, Srinivas

2013-08-01

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Transport of bare and capped zinc oxide nanoparticles is dependent on porous medium composition.  

PubMed

Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles are one of the most frequently used nanoparticles in industry and hence are likely to be introduced to the groundwater environment. The mobility of these nanoparticles in different aquifer materials has not been assessed. While some studies have been published on the transport of ZnO nanoparticles in individual porous media, these studies do not generally account for varying porous medium composition both within and between aquifers. As a first step towards understanding the impact of this variability, this paper compares the transport of bare ZnO nanoparticles (bZnO-NPs) and capped ZnO nanoparticles, coated with tri-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (cZnO-NPs), in saturated columns packed with glass beads, fine grained sand and fine grained calcite, at near-neutral pH and groundwater salinity levels. With the exception of cZnO-NPs in sand columns, ZnO nanoparticles are highly immobile in all three types of studied porous media, with most retention taking place near the column inlet. Results are in general agreement with DLVO theory, and the deviation in experiments with cZnO-NPs flowing through columns packed with sand is linked to variability in zeta potential of the capped nanoparticles and sand grains. Therefore, differences in surface charge of nanoparticles and porous media are demonstrated to be key drivers in nanoparticle transport. PMID:24796515

Kurlanda-Witek, H; Ngwenya, B T; Butler, I B

2014-07-01

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Biosynthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles using panchakavya, an Indian traditional farming formulating agent.  

PubMed

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with biological properties is of vast significance in the development of scientifically valuable products. In the present study, we describe simple, unprecedented, nontoxic, eco-friendly, green synthesis of AgNPs using an Indian traditional farming formulating agent, panchakavya. Silver nitrate (1 mM) solution was mixed with panchakavya filtrate for the synthesis of AgNPs. The nanometallic dispersion was characterized by surface plasmon absorbance measuring 430 nm. Transmission electron microscopy showed the morphology and size of the AgNPs. Scanning electron microscopy-energy-dispersive spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed the presence of AgNPs. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis revealed that proteins in the panchakavya were involved in the reduction and capping of AgNPs. In addition, we studied the antibacterial activity of synthesized AgNPs. The synthesized AgNPs (1-4 mM) extensively reduced the growth rate of antibiotic resistant bacteria such as Aeromonas sp., Acinetobacter sp., and Citrobacter sp., according to the increasing concentration of AgNPs. PMID:24741307

Govarthanan, Muthusamy; Selvankumar, Thangasamy; Manoharan, Koildhasan; Rathika, Rajiniganth; Shanthi, Kuppusamy; Lee, Kui-Jae; Cho, Min; Kamala-Kannan, Seralathan; Oh, Byung-Taek

2014-01-01

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Water based simple synthesis of re-dispersible silver nano-particles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Successful experiments with tri-sodium citrate as initial surfactant-cum-reducing agent followed by a secondary reducing agent i.e. sodium formaldehyde sulphoxylate (SFS) to silver nitrate were performed which established a clear large-scale method for the preparation of silver nano-powder of particle size of less than 50 nm. The citrate ions also create hydrophilic capping to in-situ generated zero-valent silver, thus leading to surfactant

P. K. Khanna; Narendra Singh; Deepti Kulkarni; S. Deshmukh; Shobhit Charan; P. V. Adhyapak

2007-01-01

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Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using lemon leaves extract and its application for antimicrobial finish on fabric  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Preparation of silver nanoparticles have been carried out using aqueous extract of lemon leaves ( Citrus limon) which acts as reducing agent and encapsulating cage for the silver nanoparticles. These silver nanoparticles have been used for durable textile finish on cotton and silk fabrics. Remarkable antifungal activity has been observed in the treated fabrics. The antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles derived from lemon leaves showed enhancement in activity due to synergistic effect of silver and essential oil components of lemon leaves. The present investigation shows the extracellular synthesis of highly stable silver nanoparticles by biotransformation using the extract of lemon leaves by controlled reduction of the Ag+ ion to Ag0. Further the silver nanoparticles were used for antifungal treatment of fabrics which was tested by antifungal activity assessment of textile material by Agar diffusion method against Fusarium oxysporum and Alternaria brassicicola. Formation of the metallic nanoparticles was established by FT-IR, UV-Visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy.

Vankar, Padma S.; Shukla, Dhara

2012-06-01

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A novel one-pot ‘green’ synthesis of stable silver nanoparticles using soluble starch  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stable silver nanoparticles have been synthesized by using soluble starch as both the reducing and stabilizing agents; this reaction was carried out in an autoclave at 15psi, 121°C for 5min. Nanoparticles thus prepared are found to be stable in aqueous solution over a period of three months at room temperature (?25°C). The size of these nanoparticles was found to be

N. Vigneshwaran; R. P. Nachane; R. H. Balasubramanya; P. V. Varadarajan

2006-01-01

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Fabrication Of Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles Using Agricultural Crop Plant Leaf Extracts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nanoparticles are being viewed as fundamental building blocks of nanotechnology. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles by plant extracts is currently under exploitation. Use of agricultural crop plant extracts for synthesis of metal nanoparticles would add a new dimension to the agricultural sector in the utilization of crop waste. Silver has long been recognized as having an inhibitory effect towards many bacterial strains

P. Rajani; K. Srisindhura; T. N. V. K. V. Prasad; O. M. Hussain; P. Sudhakar; P. Latha; M. Balakrishna; V. Kambala; K. Raja Reddy

2010-01-01

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Silver nanoparticles embedded in zeolite membranes: release of silver ions and mechanism of antibacterial action  

PubMed Central

Background The focus of this study is on the antibacterial properties of silver nanoparticles embedded within a zeolite membrane (AgNP-ZM). Methods and Results These membranes were effective in killing Escherichia coli and were bacteriostatic against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. E. coli suspended in Luria Bertani (LB) broth and isolated from physical contact with the membrane were also killed. Elemental analysis indicated slow release of Ag+ from the AgNP-ZM into the LB broth. The E. coli killing efficiency of AgNP-ZM was found to decrease with repeated use, and this was correlated with decreased release of silver ions with each use of the support. Gene expression microarrays revealed upregulation of several antioxidant genes as well as genes coding for metal transport, metal reduction, and ATPase pumps in response to silver ions released from AgNP-ZM. Gene expression of iron transporters was reduced, and increased expression of ferrochelatase was observed. In addition, upregulation of multiple antibiotic resistance genes was demonstrated. The expression levels of multicopper oxidase, glutaredoxin, and thioredoxin decreased with each support use, reflecting the lower amounts of Ag+ released from the membrane. The antibacterial mechanism of AgNP-ZM is proposed to be related to the exhaustion of antioxidant capacity. Conclusion These results indicate that AgNP-ZM provide a novel matrix for gradual release of Ag+. PMID:21931480

Nagy, Amber; Harrison, Alistair; Sabbani, Supriya; Munson, Robert S; Dutta, Prabir K; Waldman, W James

2011-01-01

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Estimation of mutagenic effect and modifications of mitosis by silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

We analyzed mutagenic and mitosis-modifying effects of silver nanoparticles (Allium test). Chromosome aberrations and laggings and micronuclei were simultaneously registered in the same sample. Mitotic and phase indexes were calculated. No mutagenic effects were detected after treatment with silver nanoparticles in doses of 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, and 50 mg/liter. Silver nanoparticles in a concentration of 50 mg/liter significantly increased the mitotic index. Nanoparticles in a dose of 5 mg/liter induced slight, but significant increase in mitotic index, but did not affect the ratio of phase indexes. Exposure to silver nanoparticles in concentrations of 1.0 and 2.5 mg/liter was not followed by modification of mitosis. PMID:24319763

Prokhorova, I M; Kibrik, B S; Pavlov, A V; Pesnya, D S

2013-12-01

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Stability, size and optical properties of colloidal silver nanoparticles prepared by electrical arc discharge in water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have fabricated and characterised colloidal silver nanoparticles by the electrical arc discharge method in DI water. Size and optical properties of the silver nanoparticles were studied versus different arc currents. Optical absorption indicates a plasmonic peak at 392 nm for 10 A which increases to 398 nm for 20 A arc current. This reveals that by raising the arc current the size of the nanoparticles increases. Optical absorption of silver nanoparticles after 3 weeks shows precipitation of them in a water medium. The effect of different surfactant and stabilizer concentrations such as cethyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP), sodium citrate, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), sodium di-2-ethylsulfosuccinate (AOT) and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) on the stability of silver nanoparticles was investigated. The colloidal silver nanoparticles with 100 ?M concentration were stable for more than 3 months at 50 ?M CTAB and 6 months at 10 ?M sodium citrate concentration, respectively. SEM images of the sample prepared at 50 ?M CTAB concentration reveal uniform and fine nanoparticles. The mean size from TEM images is about 14 nm. TEM images of the sample prepared at 10 ?M sodium citrate concentration show a shell of citrate that covers the silver nanoparticles.

Ashkarran, A. A.; Iraji Zad, A.; Ahadian, M. M.; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R.

2009-10-01

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Changes in Arabidopsis thaliana gene expression in response to silver nanoparticles and silver ions.  

PubMed

The release of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in the environment has raised concerns about their effects on living organisms, including plants. In this study, changes in gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated AgNPs and silver ions (Ag(+)) were analyzed using Affymetrix expression microarrays. Exposure to 5 mg/L AgNPs (20 nm) for 10 days resulted in upregulation of 286 genes and downregulation of 81 genes by reference to nonexposed plants. Exposure to 5 mg/L Ag(+) for 10 days resulted in upregulation of 84 genes and downregulation of 53 genes by reference to nonexposed plants. Many genes differentially expressed by AgNPs and Ag(+) were found to be involved in the response of plants to various stresses: upregulated genes were primarily associated with the response to metals and oxidative stress (e.g., vacuolar cation/proton exchanger, superoxide dismutase, cytochrome P450-dependent oxidase, and peroxidase), while downregulated genes were more associated with response to pathogens and hormonal stimuli [e.g., auxin-regulated gene involved in organ size (ARGOS), ethylene signaling pathway, and systemic acquired resistance (SAR) against fungi and bacteria]. A significant overlap was observed between genes differentially expressed in response to AgNPs and Ag(+) (13 and 21% of total up- and downregulated genes, respectively), suggesting that AgNP-induced stress originates partly from silver toxicity and partly from nanoparticle-specific effects. Three highly upregulated genes in the presence of AgNPs, but not Ag(+), belong to the thalianol biosynthetic pathway, which is thought to be involved in the plant defense system. Results from this study provide insights into the molecular mechanisms of the response of plants to AgNPs and Ag(+). PMID:23962165

Kaveh, Rashid; Li, Yue-Sheng; Ranjbar, Sibia; Tehrani, Rouzbeh; Brueck, Christopher L; Van Aken, Benoit

2013-09-17

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Development and Antibacterial Activity of Cashew Gum-Based Silver Nanoparticles  

PubMed Central

The present study describes the development of a green synthesis of silver nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by exuded gum from Anacardium occidentale L. and evaluates in vitro their antibacterial and cytotoxic activities. Characterization of cashew gum-based silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was carried out based on UV–Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering analysis which revealed that the synthesized silver nanoparticles were spherical in shape, measuring about 4 nm in size with a uniform dispersal. AgNPs presented antibacterial activity, especially against Gram-negative bacteria, in concentrations where no significant cytotoxicity was observed. PMID:23455467

Quelemes, Patrick V.; Araruna, Felipe B.; de Faria, Bruna E. F.; Kuckelhaus, Selma A. S.; da Silva, Durcilene A.; Mendonça, Ronaldo Z.; Eiras, Carla; dos S. Soares, Maria José; Leite, José Roberto S. A.

2013-01-01

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In situ growth of silver nanoparticles in porous membranes for surface-enhanced raman scattering.  

PubMed

We demonstrate the in situ growth of silver nanoparticles in porous alumina membranes (PAMs) for use as a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection substrate. This fabrication method is simple, cost-effective, and fast, while providing control over the size of silver nanoparticles through the entire length of the cylindrical nanopores with uniform particle density inside the pores unachievable by the traditional infiltration technique. The in situ growth of silver nanoparticles was conducted from electroless-deposited nanoscale seeds on the interior of the PAM and resulted in the formation of numerous hot spots, which facilitated significantly higher SERS enhancement for these substrates compared with previously reported porous substrates. PMID:21043524

Chang, Sehoon; Combs, Zachary A; Gupta, Maneesh K; Davis, Richard; Tsukruk, Vladimir V

2010-11-01

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A microemulsion preparation of nanoparticles of europium in silica with luminescence enhancement using silver  

PubMed Central

A facile one-pot microemulsion method has been developed for the synthesis of spherical silver core–silica shell (Ag@SiO2) nanoparticles with europium chelates doped in the shell through a silane agent. The method is significantly more straightforward than other extant methods. Measurements of the luminescent emissions from the Ag@SiO2 nanoparticles, in comparison with control silica nanoparticles without silver cores, showed that the presence of the silver cores can increase the fluorescence intensity approximately 24-fold and decrease the luminescence lifetime. This enhancement offers a potential increase in overall particle detectability with increased fluorophore photostability. PMID:19417456

Ma, Zhi Ya; Dosev, Dosi; Kennedy, Ian M

2010-01-01

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Spray-coated nanoscale conductive patterns based on in situ sintered silver nanoparticle inks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanoscale patterns with high conductivity based on silver nanoparticle inks were fabricated using spray coating method. Through optimizing the solution content and spray operation, accurate nanoscale patterns consisting of silver nanoparticles with a square resistance lower than 1 ? /cm2 were obtained. By incorporating in situ sintering to substitute the general post sintering process, the time consumption could be significantly reduced to one sixth, qualifying it for large-scale and cost-effective fabrication of printed electronics. To testify the application of spray-coated silver nanoparticle inks, an inverted polymer solar cell was also fabricated, which exhibited a power conversion efficiency of 2.76%.

Zheng, Yifan; Li, Shuguang; Shi, Wei; Yu, Junsheng

2014-03-01

364

A simple route to triethanolamine (TEA) and cysteine capped ZnSe nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Water soluble triethanolamine (TEA) and cysteine capped ZnSe nanoparticles have been synthesized via simple solution based route. The method involves the reduction of selenium followed by the addition of the metal salt and capping group. The pH and metal salts were varied to study their effect on the optical properties and morphology of the particles. The as-synthesised ZnSe nanoparticles properties were studied by UV-Vis, photoluminescence, FTIR spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high resolution TEM. PMID:22755103

Dlamini, N N; Pullabhotla, V S R Rajasekhar; Revaprasadu, N

2012-03-01

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Monodispersed biocompatible silver sulfide nanoparticles: Facile extracellular biosynthesis using the gamma-proteobacterium, Shewanella oneidensis  

SciTech Connect

Interest in engineered metal and semiconductor nanocrystallites continues to grow due to their unique size- and shape-dependent optoelectronic, physicochemical and biological properties. Therefore identifying novel non-hazardous nanoparticle synthesis routes that address hydrophilicity, size and shape control and production costs has become a priority. In the present article we report for the first time on the efficient generation of extracellular silver sulfide (Ag{sub 2}S) nanoparticles by the metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. The particles are reasonably monodispersed and homogeneously shaped. They are produced under ambient temperatures and pressures at high yield, 85% theoretical maximum. UV-visible and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements confirmed the formation, optical and surface properties, purity and crystallinity of the synthesized particles. Further characterization revealed that the particles consist of spheres with a mean diameter of 9 {+-} 3.5 nm, and are capped by a detachable protein/peptide surface coat. Toxicity assessments of these biogenic Ag{sub 2}S nanoparticles on Gram-negative (Escherichia coli and S. oneidensis) and Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis) bacterial systems, as well as eukaryotic cell lines including mouse lung epithelial (C 10) and macrophage (RAW-264.7) cells, showed that the particles were non-inhibitory and non-cytotoxic to any of these systems. Our results provide a facile, eco-friendly and economical route for the fabrication of technologically important semiconducting Ag{sub 2}S nanoparticles. These particles are dispersible and biocompatible, thus providing excellent potential for use in optical imaging, electronic devices and solar cell applications.

Doktycz, Mitchel John [ORNL; Moon, Ji Won [ORNL; Meyer III, Harry M [ORNL; Hensley, Dale K [ORNL; Phelps, Tommy Joe [ORNL; Pelletier, Dale A [ORNL

2011-01-01

366

Silver Nanoparticles Obtained by Laser Ablation Using Different Stabilizers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have synthesized silver nanoparticles by laser ablation in water using three stabilizers: hexadecyltrimethylammonium (CTAB) surfactant, polyamidoamine dendrimer second generation (PAMAM 2G) and polyamidoamine dendrimer fourth generation (PAMAM 4G) at different concentrations. We obtained spherical nanoparticles with narrow size distributions and average sizes ranging from 6 to 20 nm depending on the type of stabilizer and its concentration. For all cases the highest stabilizer concentration yielded the lowest average particle size; 15.5, 9.5, and 5.6 nm for CTAB, PAMAM 2G and PAMAM 4G respectively. We have also studied the stability of the nanoparticle colloids over a period of 30 days. Only the colloids of CTAB 10-3 M, all the concentrations of PAMAM 4G and pure water were stable after this time. This is explained in terms of steric hindrance of the stabilizer molecules and particle charge from Zeta potential measurements. All the results from transmission electron microscopy correlate well with those observed from the ultraviolet and visible spectra of each sample in terms of absorbance, peak width and peak maximum.

Olea-Mejía, Oscar; Pote-Orozco, Héctor; Camacho-López, Marco A.; Olea-Cardoso, Oscar; López-Castañares, Rafael; Vilchis-Néstor, Alfredo R.

2013-11-01

367

Green synthesis, characterization and evaluation of biocompatibility of silver nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) by various plants and microorganisms has been reported, the potential of plants as biological materials for the synthesis of nanoparticles and their compatibility to biological systems is yet to be fully explored. In this study, we report a simple green method for the synthesis of Ag NPs using garlic clove extract as a reducing and stabilizing agent. In addition to green synthesis, biological response of Ag NPs in human lung epithelial A549 cells was also assessed. Ag NPs were rapidly synthesized using garlic clove extract and the formation of nanoparticles was observed within 30 min. The green synthesized Ag NPs were characterized using UV-vis spectrum, X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), field emission transmission electron microscopy (FETEM), X-ray energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDX) and dynamic light scattering (DLS). Characterization data demonstrated that the particles were crystalline in nature and spherical shaped with an average diameter of 12 nm. Measurements of cell viability, cell membrane integrity and intracellular production of reactive oxygen species have shown that the green synthesized Ag NPs were nontoxic to human lung epithelial A549 cells. This study demonstrated a simple, cost-effective and environmentally benign synthesis of Ag NPs with excellent biocompatibility to human lung epithelial A549 cells. This preliminary in vitro investigation needs to be followed up by future studies with various biological systems.

Ahamed, Maqusood; Majeed Khan, M. A.; Siddiqui, M. K. J.; AlSalhi, Mohamad S.; Alrokayan, Salman A.

2011-04-01

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Ultraslow recombination in AOT-capped TiO2 nanoparticles sensitized by protoporphyrin IX.  

PubMed

Aerosol OT (AOT) capped TiO2 nanoparticles have been prepared by a phase transfer mechanism. The TiO2 nanoparticles have a diameter of 5-10 nm, are highly crystalline (anatase) and show high photoluminescence. They are effectively sensitized by protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) and show high electron injection rates while the rate of back recombination is much slower than those reported previously. Thus the AOT capped TiO2 nanoparticles synthesized in this work are highly effective not only in promoting ultrafast electron injection from PPIX to TiO2 but more importantly they lead to extremely slow back recombination rates. The significance of this work is in the synthesis of highly photoluminescent TiO2 nanoparticles which can be easily sensitized by a porphyrin dye, whereby ultraslow recombination is observed. PMID:25142514

Biswas, Sudipta; De, Swati; Kathiravan, Arunkumar

2014-10-28

369

Synergistic action of cinnamaldehyde with silver nanoparticles against spore-forming bacteria: a case for judicious use of silver nanoparticles for antibacterial applications  

PubMed Central

Silver has long been advocated as an effective antimicrobial. However, toxicity issues with silver have led to limited use of silver in nanoform, especially for food preservation. With the aim of exploring combinatorial options that could increase the antibacterial potency of silver nanoparticles and reduce the effective dosage of silver, we evaluated the extent of synergy that a combination of silver nanoparticles and an essential oil representative (cinnamaldehyde) could offer. A battery of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial strains was utilized for antibacterial assays, and extents of synergism were calculated from fractional inhibitory concentration indices. The activity of nanoparticles was greatly enhanced when utilized in the presence of cinnamaldehyde. We observed combinatorial effects that were strongly additive against all the bacterial strains tested, and genuine synergy was found against spore forming Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens – bacterial strains associated with release of cytotoxins in contaminated food and known for their persistence. Bacterial kill curve analysis revealed a very fast bactericidal action when a combination of two agents was used. The electron and atomic force microscopy also revealed extensive damage to the bacterial cell envelop in the presence of both agents. We also performed hemolysis assays to investigate and approximate the extent of toxicity exhibited by the two agents, and observed no adverse effect at the concentrations required for synergy. This study shows that safe levels of silver in nanoform in combination with essential oil component cinnamaldehyde can be effectively used for controlling the spore-forming bacterial species. PMID:24376352

Ghosh, Indro Neil; Patil, Supriya Deepak; Sharma, Tarun Kumar; Srivastava, Santosh Kumar; Pathania, Ranjana; Navani, Naveen Kumar

2013-01-01

370

Synergistic action of cinnamaldehyde with silver nanoparticles against spore-forming bacteria: a case for judicious use of silver nanoparticles for antibacterial applications.  

PubMed

Silver has long been advocated as an effective antimicrobial. However, toxicity issues with silver have led to limited use of silver in nanoform, especially for food preservation. With the aim of exploring combinatorial options that could increase the antibacterial potency of silver nanoparticles and reduce the effective dosage of silver, we evaluated the extent of synergy that a combination of silver nanoparticles and an essential oil representative (cinnamaldehyde) could offer. A battery of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial strains was utilized for antibacterial assays, and extents of synergism were calculated from fractional inhibitory concentration indices. The activity of nanoparticles was greatly enhanced when utilized in the presence of cinnamaldehyde. We observed combinatorial effects that were strongly additive against all the bacterial strains tested, and genuine synergy was found against spore forming Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens - bacterial strains associated with release of cytotoxins in contaminated food and known for their persistence. Bacterial kill curve analysis revealed a very fast bactericidal action when a combination of two agents was used. The electron and atomic force microscopy also revealed extensive damage to the bacterial cell envelop in the presence of both agents. We also performed hemolysis assays to investigate and approximate the extent of toxicity exhibited by the two agents, and observed no adverse effect at the concentrations required for synergy. This study shows that safe levels of silver in nanoform in combination with essential oil component cinnamaldehyde can be effectively used for controlling the spore-forming bacterial species. PMID:24376352

Ghosh, Indro Neil; Patil, Supriya Deepak; Sharma, Tarun Kumar; Srivastava, Santosh Kumar; Pathania, Ranjana; Navani, Naveen Kumar

2013-01-01

371

Investigation of antibacterial properties silver nanoparticles prepared via green method  

PubMed Central

Background This study aims to investigate the influence of different stirring times on antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles in polyethylene glycol (PEG) suspension. The silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) were prepared by green synthesis method using green agents, polyethylene glycol (PEG) under moderate temperature at different stirring times. Silver nitrate (AgNO3) was taken as the metal precursor while PEG was used as the solid support and polymeric stabilizer. The antibacterial activity of different sizes of nanosilver was investigated against Gram–positive [Staphylococcus aureus] and Gram–negative bacteria [Salmonella typhimurium SL1344] by the disk diffusion method using Müeller–Hinton Agar. Results Formation of Ag-NPs was determined by UV–vis spectroscopy where surface plasmon absorption maxima can be observed at 412–437 nm from the UV–vis spectrum. The synthesized nanoparticles were also characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The peaks in the XRD pattern confirmed that the Ag-NPs possessed a face-centered cubic and peaks of contaminated crystalline phases were unable to be located. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed that Ag-NPs synthesized were in spherical shape. The optimum stirring time to synthesize smallest particle size was 6 hours with mean diameter of 11.23 nm. Zeta potential results indicate that the stability of the Ag-NPs is increases at the 6 h stirring time of reaction. The Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrum suggested the complexation present between PEG and Ag-NPs. The Ag-NPs in PEG were effective against all bacteria tested. Higher antibacterial activity was observed for Ag-NPs with smaller size. These suggest that Ag-NPs can be employed as an effective bacteria inhibitor and can be applied in medical field. Conclusions Ag-NPs were successfully synthesized in PEG suspension under moderate temperature at different stirring times. The study clearly showed that the Ag-NPs with different stirring times exhibit inhibition towards the tested gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. PMID:22839208

2012-01-01

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Photochemical and antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticle-encapsulated chitosan functionalized with photoactive groups.  

PubMed

Chitosan was functionalized with 4-((E)-2-(3-hydroxynaphthalen-2-yl)diazen-1-yl)benzoic acid by the coupling of the hydroxyl functional groups of chitosan with carboxylic acid group of the dye by DCC coupling method. The silver nanoparticles were prepared by sol-gel method of nanoparticle synthesis. Silver nanoparticle-encapsulated functionalized chitosan was prepared by the phase transfer method. The products were characterized by FTIR, UV-Vis, fluorescence and NMR spectroscopic methods and by SEM and TEM analysis. The photochemical properties of silver nanoparticle-encapsulated chitosan functionalized with 4-((E)-2-(3-hydroxynaphthalen-2-yl)diazen-1-yl)benzoic acid was studied in detail. The light-fastening properties of the chromophoric system was enhanced when attached to chitosan, and it can be further improved by the encapsulation of silver nanoparticles. The antibacterial analysis of silver nanoparticle-encapsulated functionalized chitosan was carried out against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli and against fungal species such as Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus terreus. This study showed that silver nanoparticles-encapsulated functionalized chitosan can be used for antibacterial and antifungal applications. PMID:23910360

Mathew, Thomas V; Kuriakose, Sunny

2013-10-01

373

Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles for carboxymethylcellulose film applications in food packaging.  

PubMed

In this study, silver nanoparticles were prepared and incorporated into carboxymethylcellulose films to evaluate the antimicrobial activity for food packaging applications. The techniques carried out for material characterization were: infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis for the silver nanoparticles and films, as well as particle size distribution for the nanoparticles and water vapor permeability for the films. The antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles prepared by casting method was investigated. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value of the silver nanoparticles to test Gram-positive (Enterococcus faecalis) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) microorganisms was carried out by the serial dilution technique, tested in triplicate to confirm the concentration used. The results were developed using the Mcfarland scale which indicates that the presence or absence of turbidity tube demonstrates the inhibition of bacteria in relation to the substance inoculated. It was found that the silver nanoparticles inhibited the growth of the tested microorganisms. The carboxymethylcellulose film embedded with silver nanoparticles showed the best antimicrobial effect against Gram-positive (E. faecalis) and Gram-negative (E. coli) bacteria (0.1 microg cm(-3)). PMID:24758059

Siqueira, Maria C; Coelho, Gustavo F; de Moura, Márcia R; Bresolin, Joana D; Hubinger, Silviane Z; Marconcini, José M; Mattoso, Luiz H C

2014-07-01

374

Surface-grafted viologen for precipitation of silver nanoparticles and their combined bactericidal activities.  

PubMed

A viologen, N-hexyl-N'-(4-vinylbenzyl)-4,4'-bipyridinium dinitrate (HVVN), was synthesized and subsequently graft-copolymerized on poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) films. Silver nanoparticles can be deposited on the surface of the HVVN-PET film through photoinduced reduction of the silver ions in salt solution. The size and distribution of the silver nanoparticles can be varied by changing the reaction time. The pyridinium groups of the HVVN graft-copolymerized on the surface of the substrate possess bactericidal effects on Escherichia coli, and this antibacterial effect can be very significantly enhanced by the incorporation of silver nanoparticles on the HVVN-PET film. The dual functionalities of HVVN and silver remain stable after prolonged immersion in phosphate buffer solution and after aging in a weathering chamber. PMID:15274594

Shi, Zhilong; Neoh, K G; Kang, E T

2004-08-01

375

Silver nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver has been in use since time immemorial in the form of metallic silver, silver nitrate, silver sulfadiazine for the treatment of burns, wounds and several bacterial infections. But due to the emergence of several antibiotics the use of these silver compounds has been declined remarkably. Nanotechnology is gaining tremendous impetus in the present century due to its capability of

Mahendra Rai; Alka Yadav; Aniket Gade

2009-01-01

376

Nanoparticles at fluid interfaces: how capping ligands control adsorption, stability and dynamics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The spontaneous assembly of nanoparticles at fluid-fluid interfaces is exploited in microfluidic encapsulation, fabrication of nanomaterials, oil recovery, and catalysis. Control over the microstructure formed by interfacial nanoparticles is an important goal in these contexts: the ability to reversibly tune the packing fraction enables for nanomaterials with tunable properties, while control over nanoparticle removal and recycling is desirable for green processes. I will discuss how capping ligands can promote interfacial self-assembly by tuning the interfacial energies of the nanoparticles with the fluids. Ligand-mediated particle interactions at the interface then affect the formation of equilibrium and non-equilibrium two-dimensional phases. Important differences with colloidal interactions in a bulk suspension arise due to the discontinuity in solvent properties at the interface, which cause the ligand brushes to rearrange in asymmetric configurations. I will present experimental results for gold nanoparticles capped with short amphiphilic ligands, which spontaneously adsorb at an oil-water interface. Using pendant drop tensiometry, we measured the surface pressure of the nanoparticle monolayer during adsorption and subsequent compression. In contrast to the commonly observed buckling of solid-like films of interfacial particles, upon compression these nanoparticles are mechanically forced out of the interface and into suspension. Area density measurements by a newly developed optical method reveal that ligand-mediated short-range interparticle repulsion enables desorption upon compression. Brownian dynamics simulations corroborate this picture. Therefore, ligand-mediated interactions also determine the fate of nanoparticle monolayers upon out-of-plane deformation.

Garbin, Valeria

2013-03-01

377

Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of silver-doped hydroxyapatite nanoparticles.  

PubMed

The synthesis of nanosized particles of Ag-doped hydroxyapatite with antibacterial properties is of great interest for the development of new biomedical applications. The aim of this study was the evaluation of Ca(10-x)Ag(x)(PO4)6(OH)2 nanoparticles (Ag:HAp-NPs) for their antibacterial and antifungal activity. Resistance to antimicrobial agents by pathogenic bacteria has emerged in the recent years and became a major health problem. Here, we report a method for synthesizing Ag doped nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite. A silver-doped nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite was synthesized at 100°C in deionised water. Also, in this paper Ag:HAp-NPs are evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungal strains. The specific antimicrobial activity revealed by the qualitative assay is demonstrating that our compounds are interacting differently with the microbial targets, probably due to the differences in the microbial wall structures. PMID:23509801

Ciobanu, Carmen Steluta; Iconaru, Simona Liliana; Chifiriuc, Mariana Carmen; Costescu, Adrian; Le Coustumer, Philippe; Predoi, Daniela

2013-01-01

378

Proteomics study of silver nanoparticles toxicity on Bacillus thuringiensis.  

PubMed

Emerging technologies in functional genomics and proteomics provide a way of achieving high-throughput analyses, understanding effects on protein populations and sub-populations and follow up environmental stresses. To accomplish these, the action of homemade spherical Silver nanoparticles colloidal suspension (AgNPs) against Bacillus thuringiensis (isolate from Oryza sativa L. rhizosphere) was investigated by a proteomic approach (2-DE and NanoLC/FT-ICR MS identification). Thirty four responsive (up/down regulated) proteins were identified. Proteomic results revealed that an exposure of B. thuringiensis cells with different concentrations of AgNPs resulted in an accumulation of envelope protein precursors, indicative of the dissipation of a proton motive force. Identified proteins are involved in oxidative stress tolerance, metal detoxification, transcription and elongation processes, protein degradation, cytoskeleton remodeling and cell division. The expression pattern of these proteins and their possible involvement in the nontoxicity mechanisms were discussed. PMID:24290895

Mirzajani, Fateme; Askari, Hossein; Hamzelou, Sara; Schober, Yvonne; Römpp, Andreas; Ghassempour, Alireza; Spengler, Bernhard

2014-02-01

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Hybrid HPMC nanocomposites containing bacterial cellulose nanocrystals and silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) based hybrid nanocomposites reinforced with bacterial cellulose nanocrystals (BCNC) and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) had been prepared and characterised. BCNC was capable of improving the tensile strength and modulus of HPMC, but they made the film more brittle. The addition of AgNPs along with BCNC, helped to regain some of the lost elongation properties without affecting other properties. Moisture sorption analysis proved that the hydrophilicity of the nanocomposite decreased considerably by the addition of these nanomaterials. Several mathematical models were also used to fit the experimental sorption results. A unique combination of two nanomaterials was highly effective in overcoming certain limitations of nanocomposites which uses only one type of nanomaterial. This type of hybrid nanocomposites with superior properties is expected to be useful in eco-friendly food packaging applications. PMID:24708982

George, Johnsy; Kumar, Ranganathan; Sajeevkumar, Vallayil Appukuttan; Ramana, Karna Venkata; Rajamanickam, Ramalingam; Abhishek, Virat; Nadanasabapathy, Shanmugam; Siddaramaiah

2014-05-25

380

Morphological effect on fluorescence behavior of silver nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Effect of Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) morphology on their fluorescence behavior is reported. AgNPs sol stabilized by Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic-Acid (EDTA) was prepared by chemical reduction method. Morphology of the AgNPs was tuned through changing the Ag(+) ion concentration and P(H) of reaction mixture. Additional peaks observed in surface Plasmon resonance spectra suggest the an-isotropic nature of AgNPs. Actual morphology was judged by Transmission Electron Microscopy. Emission spectra recorded using Spectrofluoremeter suggest the fluorescent nature of AgNPs, which also influenced by morphology of AgNPs and attributed to the variation in surface structure of an-isotropic AgNPs. PMID:24420908

Khan, Mohammad Salman; Chaudhari, Vijay Raman

2014-05-01

381

Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Silver Nanoparticle Induced Stress on Optically-Trapped Stem Cells  

PubMed Central

We report here results of a single-cell Raman spectroscopy study of stress effects induced by silver nanoparticles in human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). A high-sensitivity, high-resolution Raman Tweezers set-up has been used to monitor nanoparticle-induced biochemical changes in optically-trapped single cells. Our micro-Raman spectroscopic study reveals that hMSCs treated with silver nanoparticles undergo oxidative stress at doping levels in excess of 2 µg/ml, with results of a statistical analysis of Raman spectra suggesting that the induced stress becomes more dominant at nanoparticle concentration levels above 3 µg/ml. PMID:22514708

Bankapur, Aseefhali; Krishnamurthy, R. Sagar; Zachariah, Elsa; Santhosh, Chidangil; Chougule, Basavaraj; Praveen, Bhavishna; Valiathan, Manna; Mathur, Deepak

2012-01-01

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Facile Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Under {gamma}-Irradiation: Effect of Chitosan Concentration  

SciTech Connect

In the present study, a biopolymer, low molecular weight chitosan had been utilized as a 'green' stabilizing agent for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles under {gamma}-irradiation. The as-synthesized silver nanoparticles have particle diameters in the range of 5 nm-30 nm depending on the percentage of chitosan used (0.1 wt%, 0.5 wt%, 1.0 wt% and 2.0 wt%). It was found that the yield of the silver nanoparticles was in accordance with the concentration of chitosan presence in the solution due to the reduction by the chitosan radical during irradiation. The highly stable chitosan encapsulated silver nanoparticles were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-Visible spectrophotometer (UV-VIS) and X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD)

Huang, N. M.; Radiman, S.; Ahmad, A.; Idris, H. [Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi (Malaysia); Lim, H. N. [Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Khiew, P. S.; Chiu, W. S.; Tan, T. K. [Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Nottingham University, 43500 Semenyih (Malaysia)

2009-06-01

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Interaction of silver nanoparticles with biological objects: antimicrobial properties and toxicity for the other living organisms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents several examples of the biological effects of small-sized silver nanoparticles (10.5±3.5nm) observed in experiments on bacteria, slim mold, unicellular alga and plant seeds. The nanoparticles were prepared by the biochemical synthesis, based on the reduction of metal ions in reverse vicelles by biological reductants - natural plant pigments (flavonoids). It is found that, except for the plant seeds, silver nanoparticles (SNP) act as a strong toxic agent, both in water solution and as part of liquid-phase material. It is shown also that the biological action of silver nanoparticles can not be reduced to the toxic action of silver ions in equivalent concentrations or to that of the surfactant (the SNP stabilizer) present in the SNP water solution. Possible SNP applications are suggested.

Egorova, E. M.

2011-04-01

384

Alterations in Physical State of Silver Nanoparticles Exposed to Synthetic Human Stomach Fluid  

EPA Science Inventory

The bioavailability of ingested silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) depends in large part on initial particle size, shape and surface coating, properties which will influence aggregation, solubility and chemical composition during transit of the gastrointestinal tract. Citrate-stabilize...

385

An evaluation of the influence of size and radiation in silver nanoparticle toxicity  

EPA Science Inventory

The antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have made them popular in textile manufacturing, medical technology, and biomedical applications. Studies suggest that after ingestion, nanomaterials are distributed throughout the body to different organs, possibly incl...

386

Broad-spectrum bioactivities of silver nanoparticles: the emerging trends and future prospects.  

PubMed

There are alarming reports of growing microbial resistance to all classes of antimicrobial agents used against different infections. Also the existing classes of anticancer drugs used against different tumours warrant the urgent search for more effective alternative agents for treatment. Broad-spectrum bioactivities of silver nanoparticles indicate their potential to solve many microbial resistance problems up to a certain extent. The antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiprotozoal, acaricidal, larvicidal, lousicidal and anticancer activities of silver nanoparticles have recently attracted the attention of scientists all over the world. The aim of the present review is to discuss broad-spectrum multifunctional activities of silver nanoparticles and stress their therapeutic potential as smart nanomedicine. Much emphasis has been dedicated to the antimicrobial and anticancer potential of silver nanoparticles showing their promising characteristics for treatment, prophylaxis and control of infections, as well as for diagnosis and treatment of different cancer types. PMID:24407450

Rai, Mahendra; Kon, Kateryna; Ingle, Avinash; Duran, Nelson; Galdiero, Stefania; Galdiero, Massimiliano

2014-03-01

387

Spin coated cellulose nanocrystal/silver nanoparticle films.  

PubMed

In this study, thin films of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and silver nanoparticles (Ag) were assembled on different substrates by spin coating. The effect of substrates, deposition parameters, and nanocrystal modification on the topographical and hydrophilic properties of the obtained layers was investigated. Dilute concentrations of pristine cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and surfactant modified crystals (s-CNC) were used in order to evaluate the effect of modification and concentration on the uniformity of the spin coated cellulose/silver layers. Morphological investigations by field emission scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy were performed in order to prove the uniformity of the obtained films, while the wettability of different surfaces were studied and correlated to the cellulose modification and content. The ability of s-CNC to form a stable dispersion in chloroform permits the formation of a uniform cellulose film on the substrate surfaces generating regular films during the spin coating process. Topographical investigations show, on the other hand, that the CNC/Ag suspension produces a non-uniform distribution. These effects can be mainly attributed to the surfactant action rather than to the chemical and electrical properties of the substrate surface. Finally, contact angle studies, underline the hydrophilic nature of s-CNC/Ag based films highlighting that the wettability properties are strongly influenced by the cellulose nanocrystal nature. PMID:25256500

Fortunati, E; Mattioli, S; Armentano, I; Kenny, J M

2014-11-26

388

Study of silver nanoparticle-hemoglobin interaction and composite formation.  

PubMed

Nanoscience is now an expanding field of research and finds potential application in biomedical area, but it is limited due to lack of comprehensive knowledge of the interactions operating in nano-bio system. Here, we report the studies on the interaction and formation of nano-bio complex between silver nanoparticle (AgNP) and human blood protein hemoglobin (Hb). We have employed several spectroscopic (absorption, emission, Raman, FTIR, CD, etc.) and electron diffraction techniques (FE-SEM and HR-TEM) to characterize the Hb-AgNP complex system. Our results show the Hb-AgNP interaction is concentration and time dependent. The AgNP particle can attach/come closer to heme, tryptophan, and amide as well aromatic amine residues. As a result, the Hb undergoes conformational change and becomes unfolded through the increment of ?-sheet structure. The AgNP-Hb can form charge-transfers (CT) complex where the Hb-heme along with the AgNP involved in the electron transfer mechanism and form Hb-AgNP assembled structure. The electron transfer mechanism has been found to be dependent on the size of silver particle. The overall study is important in understanding the nano-bio system and in predicting the avenues to design and synthesis of novel nano-biocomposite materials in material science and biomedical area. PMID:21788120

Mahato, Mrityunjoy; Pal, Prabir; Tah, Bidisha; Ghosh, Manash; Talapatra, G B

2011-11-01

389

Effective water disinfection using silver nanoparticle containing silica beads  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The shortage of safe drinking water in developing countries and at the sites of natural disaster has spurred scientists to develop more effective materials for water disinfection at the point of use. In the present study, silver nanoparticle supported silica beads (Ag-NPBs) with sizes ranging from 0.5 to 1 mm were prepared, and their potential for water disinfection was examined. Escherichia coli was utilized to assess water disinfection potential by flow tests using a filter column filled with Ag-NPBs. Ag-NPBs inactivated > 99% of E. coli with a contact time of several seconds when the input water had a bacterial load of approximately 106 colony-forming units per mL. Ag-NPBs have an antibacterial capacity of 4.5 L/g. The effect of ammonium and urea on the release rate of silver into filtrate was investigated. The results suggest that Ag-NPBs could be an effective material for water disinfection.

Quang, Dang Viet; Sarawade, Pradip B.; Jeon, Sun Jeong; Kim, Sang Hoon; Kim, Jong-Kil; Chai, Young Gyu; Kim, Hee Taik

2013-02-01

390

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles in montmorillonite and their antibacterial behavior  

PubMed Central

Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were synthesized by the chemical reducing method in the external and interlamellar space of montmorillonite (MMT) as a solid support at room temperature. AgNO3 and NaBH4 were used as a silver precursor and reducing agent, respectively. The most favorable experimental conditions for synthesizing Ag NPs in the MMT are described in terms of the initial concentration of AgNO3. The interlamellar space limits changed little (d-spacing = 1.24–1.47 nm); therefore, Ag NPs formed on the MMT suspension with d-average = 4.19–8.53 nm diameter. The Ag/MMT nanocomposites (NCs), formed from AgNO3/MMT suspension, were characterizations with different instruments, for example UV-visible, PXRD, TEM, SEM, EDXRF, FT-IR, and ICP-OES analyzer. The antibacterial activity of different sizes of Ag NPs in MMT were investigated against Gram-positive, ie, Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and Gram-negative bacteria, ie, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella pneumoniae, by the disk diffusion method using Mueller-Hinton agar (MHA). The smaller Ag NPs were found to have significantly higher antibacterial activity. These results showed that Ag NPs can be used as effective growth inhibitors in different biological systems, making them applicable to medical applications. PMID:21674015

Shameli, Kamyar; Ahmad, Mansor Bin; Zargar, Mohsen; Yunus, Wan Md Zin Wan; Rustaiyan, Abdolhossein; Ibrahim, Nor Azowa

2011-01-01

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Solution-based synthesis and characterization of a silver nanoparticle–graphene hybrid film  

Microsoft Academic Search

A solution-based chemical approach has been used to prepare silver nanoparticle–graphene (Ag–G) hybrids through sequential reduction of graphene oxidation and silver ions. The products can readily form a stable aqueous solution without polymeric or surfactant stabilizers, and this makes it possible to produce graphene–silver hybrids on a large scale using low-cost solution processing techniques. The paper-like Ag–G film obtained by

Zhengxia Xu; Hanyang Gao; Hu Guoxin

2011-01-01

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Application of silver nanoparticles to cotton fabric as an antibacterial textile finish  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel nano-silver colloidal solution was prepared in one step by mixing AgNO3 aqueous solution and an amino-terminated hyperbranched polymer (HBP-NH2) aqueous solution under vigorous stirring at room temperature. All results of Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Transmission\\u000a Electron Microscopy (TEM) and UV\\/Visible Absorption Spectrophotometry indicated that silver nanoparticles had been formed\\u000a in colloidal solution. Cotton fabric was treated with nano-silver

Feng Zhang; Xiaolan Wu; Yuyue Chen; Hong Lin

2009-01-01

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Radiolytically induced formation and optical absorption spectra of colloidal silver nanoparticles in supercritical ethane  

Microsoft Academic Search

Colloidal silver nanoparticles were synthesized in supercritical ethane at 80 {sup o}C and 80-120 bar, with methanol as cosolvent. Solvated electrons, produced by a pulse of 20 MeV electrons, reduced the silver ions. The time-resolved technique of pulse radiolysis was employed to characterize the reduction products and colloidal metallic particles. The absorption spectra of small silver clusters (Agâ{sup +}, Agâ{sup

Nada M. Dimitrijevic; David M. Bartels; Charles D. Jonah; Kenji Takahashi; Tijana Rajh

2001-01-01

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Preparation of silver nanoparticles with antimicrobial activities and the researches of their biocompatibilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silver nanoparticles were prepared by chemical reduction method using chitosan as stabilizer and ascorbic acid as reducing\\u000a agent in this work. The silver\\/chitosan nanocomposites were characterized in terms of their particle sizes and morphology\\u000a by using UV spectrophotometer, nano-grainsize analyzer, and transmission electron microscopy. Antibacterial activities of\\u000a these nanocomposites were carried out for Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. The silver

X. L. Cao; C. Cheng; Y. L. Ma; C. S. Zhao

2010-01-01

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A novel 'green' synthesis of colloidal silver nanoparticles (SNP) using Dillenia indica fruit extract.  

PubMed

In the present research we have defined a novel green method of silver nanoparticles synthesis using Dillenia indica fruit extract. D. indica is an edible fruit widely distributed in the foothills of Himalayas and known for its antioxidant and further predicted for cancer preventive potency. The maximum absorbance of the colloidal silver nanoparticle solution was observed at 421 nm when examined with UV-vis spectrophotometer. PMID:23010109

Singh, Susmita; Saikia, Jyoti P; Buragohain, Alak K

2013-02-01

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