One-step synthesis of positively charged bifunctional carbon dot/silver composite nanoparticles for killing and fluorescence imaging of Gram-negative bacteria

Hong Yi Fang, Wei Ming Huang, Dong Hwang Chen

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摘要

Positively charged C-dot/Ag composite nanoparticles were synthesized via the facile one-step hydrothermal reaction of L-arginine and silver nitrate. L-arginine was used not only as the carbon and nitrogen sources of N-doped C-dots but also as the reducing agent of silver ions. It was noteworthy that the resulting C-dots were negatively charged but the simultaneous reduction of silver ions made the resulting C-dot/Ag composite nanoparticles become positively charged. Furthermore, as compared to C-dots, the presence of Ag nanoparticles and the higher nitrogen content led to the redshift of excitation and emission intervals. Also, the enlarged excitation wavelength range in the visible light region made the resulting C-dot/Ag nanocomposite more useful in fluorescence imaging. In addition, the C-dot/Ag composite nanoparticles exhibited more excellent bacteria-killing capability than C-dots and were successfully used for the fluorescence imaging of E. coli because they could attach and release silver ions on the surface of E. coli. In conclusion, a facile one-step hydrothermal process has been successfully developed for the synthesis of C-dot/Ag composite nanoparticles, and the resulting C-dot/Ag composite nanoparticles are expected to have great potential in the killing and fluorescence imaging of Gram-negative bacteria.

原文English
文章編號365603
期刊Nanotechnology
30
發行號36
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2019 6月 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生物工程
  • 一般化學
  • 一般材料科學
  • 材料力學
  • 機械工業
  • 電氣與電子工程

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