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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545964/inclusion-of-silver-nanoparticles-for-improving-regenerated-cellulose-membrane-performance-and-reduction-of-biofouling
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J Benavente, M E García, N Urbano, J M López-Romero, R C Contreras-Cáceres, M A Casado-Rodríguez, A Moscoso, J Hierrezuelo
The preparation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and their incorporation into the structure of a regenerated cellulose membrane by dip coating is presented. Morphological characterization of the AgNPs (average diameter of 20±2nm) was carried out by SEM/TEM, while elastic, electrical and antimicrobial properties of the hybrid membrane were also analyzed. The presence of silver nanoparticles in the membrane seems to increases its rigidity and its chemical stability against oxidation, but it only induces small changes in the transport parameters...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544887/silver-nanoparticles-in-seawater-a-dynamic-mass-balance-at-part-per-trillion-silver-concentrations
#2
Claudio Toncelli, Kyriaki Mylona, Ioanna Kalantzi, Anastasia Tsiola, Paraskevi Pitta, Manolis Tsapakis, Spiros A Pergantis
This study investigates the dynamic processes affecting silver (Ag) nanoparticles that have been spiked into seawater at environmentally relevant concentrations (200 and 2000ngAgL(-1)). Seawater samples were taken at regular time intervals from multiple microcosm tanks and analysed rapidly, without any sample preparation, using a recently developed flow injection on-line dilution single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry method. Dissolution was found to be the predominant process of Ag nanoparticle transformation, with its rate being influenced by the type and thickness of the nanoparticle organic coating...
May 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544757/eight-electron-silver-and-mixed-gold-silver-nanoclusters-stabilized-by-se-donor-ligands
#3
Wan-Ting Chang, Po-Yi Lee, Jian-Hong Liao, Samia Kahlal, Jean-Yves Saillard, Chen-Wei Liu
The first atomically and structurally precise silver-nanoclusters stabilized by Se-donor ligands, [Ag20{Se2P(OiPr)2}12] (3) and [Ag21{Se2P(OEt)2}12]+(4), have been isolated by ligand replacement reaction of [Ag20{S2P(OiPr)2}12] (1) and [Ag21{S2P(OiPr)2}12]+ (2), respectively. Further, doping reactions of 4 with Au(PPh3)Cl resulted in the formation of [AuAg20{Se2P(OEt)2}12]+, (5). Structures of 3, 4 and 5 were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The anatomy of cluster 3 with an Ag20 core having C3 symmetry is very similar to that of its dithiophosphate analogue 1...
May 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544392/growth-process-and-anti-cancer-properties-of-gold-nanorods
#4
Junyan Zhang, Mian Wang, Thomas J Webster
Gold nanoparticles have been of great interest due to their unique optical properties, facile synthesis and conjugation. Among various shapes of gold nanoparticles, gold nanorods have been widely studied. They can be conjugated with different molecules for biomedical applications, such as tumor imaging and therapy. However, few researchers have studied the anti-tumor properties of bare gold nanorods. In this study, unfunctionalized gold nanorods were synthesized and tested on breast tumor cells. Results showed that the aspect ratio of gold nanorods could be easily influenced by both reaction time and the amount of silver nitrate in the growth solution...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543603/silver-nanoparticles-antimicrobial-activity-cytotoxicity-and-synergism-with-n-acetyl-cysteine
#5
Selwan Hamed, Mohamed Emara, Riham M Shawky, Ramadan A El-Domany, Tareq Youssef
The fast progression of nanotechnology has led to novel therapeutic interventions. Antimicrobial activities of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were tested against standard ATCC strains of Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 9144), Escherichia coli (O157:H7), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853), and Candida albicans (ATCC 90028) in addition to 60 clinical isolates collected from cancer patients. Antimicrobial activity was tested by disk diffusion method and MIC values for Ag NPs alone and in combination with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) against tested pathogens were determined by broth microdilution method...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542630/dose-dependent-effect-of-silver-nanoparticles-agnps-on-fertility-and-survival-of-drosophila-an-in-vivo-study
#6
Akanksha Raj, Prasanna Shah, Namita Agrawal
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) containing consumer products have been proliferating in the market due to its unique antimicrobial property, however, lack of in-depth knowledge about their potential effect on human health in a longer run is of great concern. Therefore, we investigated dose-dependent in vivo effect of AgNPs using Drosophila as a model system. Drosophila, a genetically tractable organism with distinct developmental stages, short life cycle and significant homology with human serves as an ideal organism to study nanomaterial-mediated toxicity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541828/simple-green-production-of-silver-nanoparticles-facilitated-by-bacterial-genomic-dna-and-their-antibacterial-activity
#7
Jiraporn Chumpol, Sineenat Siri
Green synthesis of AgNPs has gained many research interests as a low cost and eco-friendly approach. This work reported on the use of bacterial genomic DNA as the alternative biopolymer for a green production of AgNPs under a neutral pH. Although both ssDNA and dsDNA could function as stabilizing agents during the synthesis process, the ssDNA, generated by pre-heating the dsDNA at 100 °C, was more efficient to produce AgNPs with higher yield as determined by the intensity of the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak of silver at 475 nm...
May 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541793/inhibition-of-secreted-aspartyl-proteinase-activity-in-biofilms-of-candida-species-by-mycogenic-silver-nanoparticles
#8
Sabahat Hamid, Shama Zainab, Rani Faryal, Naeem Ali, Iqra Sharafat
Candida species are pleomorphic, commensal fungi associated with candidiasis. The extracellular hydrolytic-secreted aspartyl proteinases are recognized as chief agents for pathogenesis of Candida species, involved in the degradation of proteins and adhesion during biofilm formation. This study aimed at exploring inhibitory effect of mycogenic silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) against C. albicans and non-albicans' biofilm growth and aspartyl proteinase enzyme activity in-vitro. Biofilm forming, drug-resistant clinical isolates of C...
May 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541740/controlling-aedes-albopictus-and-culex-pipiens-pallens-using-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-aqueous-extract-of-cassia-fistula-fruit-pulp-and-its-mode-of-action
#9
Hatem Fouad, Li Hongjie, Dawood Hosni, Jiqian Wei, Ghulam Abbas, Hassan Ga'al, Mo Jianchu
Mosquitoes act as key vector for transmission of devastating parasites and pathogens which affect millions of people globally. In this research, the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles of Cassia fistula fruit pulp as an innovative and operative tool against vector mosquitoes is presented. Silver nanoparticles were characterized by a series of techniques including Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Transmission Electron Microscope and confirmed by Scanning Electron Microscope, UV-Vis spectrophotometry and X-ray diffraction...
May 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541708/highly-stable-monocrystalline-silver-clusters-for-plasmonic-applications
#10
Sergey M Novikov, Vladimir N Popok, Andrey B Evlyukhin, Muhammad Hanif, Per Morgen, Jacek Fiutowski, Jonas Beermann, Horst-Guenter Rubahn, Sergey I Bozhevolnyi
: Plasmonics sensor configurations utilizing localized plasmon resonances in silver nanostructures typically suffer from rapid degradation of silver in ambient atmospheric conditions. In this work, we report on the fabrication and detailed characterization of ensembles of monocrystalline silver nanoparticles (NPs), which exhibit a long-term stability of optical properties under ambient conditions without any protective treatments. Ensembles with different densities (surface coverages) of size-selected NPs (diameters from 12...
May 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541666/unveiling-the-molecular-structure-of-pulmonary-surfactant-corona-on-nanoparticles
#11
Qinglin Hu, Xuan Bai, Guoqing Hu, Yi Y Zuo
The growing risk of human exposure to airborne nanoparticles (NPs) causes a general concern on the biosafety of nanotechnology. Inhaled NPs can deposit in the deep lung at which interacting with the pulmonary surfactant (PS). Despite the increasing study of nano-bio interactions, detailed molecular mechanisms by which inhaled NPs interact with the natural PS system remain unclear. Using coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation, we studied the interaction between NPs and the PS system in the alveolar fluid...
May 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541350/ultrasensitive-and-reproducible-sers-platform-of-coupled-ag-grating-with-multibranched-au-nanoparticles
#12
Yevgeniya Kalachyova, David Mares, Vitezslav Jerabek, Pavel Ulbrich, Ladislav Lapcak, Vaclav Svorcik, Oleksiy Lyutakov
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy is an extremely sensitive analytical technique that is capable of identifying the vibration signatures of target molecules up to single-molecule sensitivity. In this work, the ultrahigh sensitivity of SERS has been achieved through the immobilization of sharp-edges specific nanoparticles - so-called gold multibranched NPs (AuMs) on the silver grating surface through the biphenyl dithiol. This approach allows combining the extremely high SERS enhancement factor (better than that in the case of AuMs immobilized on the flat Ag film) with perfect reproducibility of Raman signals...
May 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541035/three-dimensional-printing-of-silver-microarchitectures-using-newtonian-nanoparticle-inks
#13
Sanghyeon Lee, Jung Hyun Kim, Muhammad Wajahat, Hwakyung Jeong, Won Suk Chang, Sung Ho Cho, Ji Tae Kim, Seung Kwon Seol
Although three-dimensional (3D) printing has recently emerged as a technology to potentially bring about the next industrial revolution, the limited selection of usable materials restricts its use to simple prototyping. In particular, metallic 3D printing with submicrometer spatial resolution is essential for the realization of 3D-printed electronics. Herein, a meniscus-guided 3D printing method that exploits a low-viscosity (∼7 mPa·s) silver nanoparticle (AgNP) ink meniscus with Newtonian fluid characteristics (which is compatible with conventional inkjet printers) to fabricate 3D silver microarchitectures is reported...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540723/a-high-throughput-fabrication-method-to-produce-a-silver-nanoparticles-doped-nanoclay-polymer-composite-with-novel-synergistic-antibacterial-effects-at-the-material-interface
#14
Shaobo Cai, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Elizabeth G Loboa
In this study, we report a high throughput fabrication method at industrial pilot scale to produce a silver nanoparticles-doped-nanoclay/polylactic acid composite with a novel synergistic antibacterial effect. The obtained nanocomposite has a significantly lower affinity for bacterial adhesion, allowing the loading amount of silver nanoparticles to be tremendously reduced while maintaining satisfactory antibacterial efficacy at the material interface. This is a great advantage for many antibacterial applications where cost is a consideration...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540439/characterization-of-silver-nanoparticles-produced-by-biosynthesis-mediated-by-fusarium-oxysporum-under-different-processing-conditions
#15
Édipo S Almeida, Débora de Oliveira, Dachamir Hotza
The goal of this study was the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (SNPs) mediated by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum, as well as the characterization of these nanoparticles including evaluation of the particles size and stability under different processing conditions. The results showed that the biosynthesis produced silver nanoparticles having a mean size of 34 nm and zeta potential values below -30 mV at the conditions used, characterizing the nanoparticles as being stable in suspension. Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and flame atomic absorption spectroscopy confirmed the formation of silver nanoparticles and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy detected the bands corresponding to the binding vibration of amide I and II bands of proteins in addition to the presence of cyclic alkanes, cyclohexane, ethers, and aromatic hydrocarbons...
May 24, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539615/a-novel-gravity-driven-nanofibrous-membrane-for-point-of-use-water-disinfection-polydopamine-induced-in-situ-silver-incorporation
#16
Jianqiang Wang, Yichao Wu, Zhe Yang, Hao Guo, Bin Cao, Chuyang Y Tang
We report a facile method for preparing silver-loaded membranes for point-of-use disinfection and disaster relief applications. A bio-inspired material, polydopamine, was coated onto a highly porous nanofibrous polyacrylonitrile substrate. We then take advantage of the redox properties of polydopamine to form silver nanoparticles in situ. These nanoparticles were uniformly distributed on the surface of nanofibers with no apparent agglomeration at a silver loading up to 4.36 wt.% (cPAN-Ag1.5). The silver-incorporated membrane cPAN-Ag1...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538202/development-of-nanobiocatalysts-through-the-immobilization-of-pseudomonas-fluorescens-lipase-for-applications-in-efficient-kinetic-resolution-of-racemic-compounds
#17
Bharat P Dwivedee, Jayeeta Bhaumik, Shushil K Rai, Joydev K Laha, Uttam C Banerjee
The present work reports covalent immobilization of Pseudomonas fluorescens lipase (PFL) on functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as a nanobiocatalyst (NBC). This nanobiocatalyst facilitates efficient kinetic resolution of (RS)-1-phenylethanol into (S)-1-phenylethanol [C=49.7%, eep=99.5%, ees=98.1% and E value=191.4]. The immobilized preparation (MWCNTs-PFL) showed ten-fold increase in activity, thermal stability upto 80 °C and recyclability (8 cycles). MWCNTs-PFL nanobioconjugate demonstrated better stability and enhanced activity compared to covalently immobilized PFL on other matrices (silver nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles and chitosan beads) used for the study...
May 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537069/life-cycle-assessment-and-release-studies-for-15-nanosilver-enabled-consumer-products-investigating-hotspots-and-patterns-of-contribution
#18
Leila Pourzahedi, Marina Eller Vance, Matthew J Eckelman
Increasing use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in consumer products as antimicrobial agents has prompted extensive research towards evaluation of their potential release to the environment and subsequent ecotoxicity to aquatic organisms. It has also been shown that AgNPs can pose significant burdens to the environment from life cycle emissions associated with their production, but these impacts must be considered in the context of actual products that contain nanosilver. Here a cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment for production of 15 different AgNP-enabled consumer products was performed, coupled with release studies of those same products, thus providing a consistent analytical platform for investigation of nanosilver impacts across a range of product types and concentrations...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535789/a-multi-target-therapeutic-potential-of-prunus-domestica-gum-stabilized-nanoparticles-exhibited-prospective-anticancer-antibacterial-urease-inhibition-anti-inflammatory-and-analgesic-properties
#19
Nazar Ul Islam, Raza Amin, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Amin, Sumera Zaib, Jamshed Iqbal
BACKGROUND: Phytotherapeutics exhibit diverse pharmacological effects that are based on the combined action of a mixture of phytoconstituents. In this study, Prunus domestica gum-loaded, stabilized gold and silver nanoparticles (Au/Ag-NPs) were evaluated for their prospective anticancer, antibacterial, urease-inhibition, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. METHODS: Au/Ag-NPs were biosynthesized and characterized with UV-Vis, FTIR, SEM, EDX, and XRD techniques...
May 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535433/a-highly-selective-surface-coating-for-enhanced-membrane-rejection-of-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-mechanistic-insights-and-implications
#20
Hao Guo, Yu Deng, Zhikan Yao, Zhe Yang, Jianqiang Wang, Chuner Lin, Tong Zhang, Baoku Zhu, Chuyang Y Tang
We designed a highly selective surface coating to achieve enhanced rejection of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) by nanofiltration membranes. A commercial NF90 membrane was first coated with polydopamine (PDA) followed by in situ immobilization of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). This PDA/AgNPs coating greatly improved EDC rejection at the expense of slight water permeability loss (4-10%). This improvement in rejection can be attributed to a combination of enhanced size exclusion and suppressed hydrophobic interaction...
May 18, 2017: Water Research
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