Hybrid Silver Nanocubes for Improved Plasmon-Enhanced Singlet Oxygen Production and Inactivation of Bacteria

Nicolas MacIa, Roger Bresoli-Obach, Santi Nonell, Belinda Heyne

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Plasmonic nanoparticles can strongly interact with adjacent photosensitizer molecules, resulting in a significant alteration of their singlet oxygen ( 1 O 2 ) production. In this work, we report the next generation of metal-enhanced 1 O 2 nanoplatforms exploiting the lightning rod effect, or plasmon hot spots, in anisotropic (nonspherical) metal nanoparticles. We describe the synthesis of Rose Bengal-decorated silica-coated silver nanocubes (Ag@SiO 2 -RB NCs) with silica shell thicknesses ranging from 5 to 50 nm based on an optimized protocol yielding highly homogeneous Ag NCs. Steady-state and time-resolved 1 O 2 measurements demonstrate not only the silica shell thickness dependence on the metal-enhanced 1 O 2 production phenomenon but also the superiority of this next generation of nanoplatforms. A maximum enhancement of 1 O 2 of approximately 12-fold is observed with a 10 nm silica shell, which is among the largest 1 O 2 production metal enhancement factors ever reported for a colloidal suspension of nanoparticles. Finally, the Ag@SiO 2 -RB NCs were benchmarked against the Ag@SiO 2 -RB nanospheres previously reported by our group, and the superior 1 O 2 production of Ag@SiO 2 -RB NCs resulted in improved antimicrobial activities in photodynamic inactivation experiments using both Gram-positive and -negative bacteria model strains.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)684-692
Nombre de pàgines9
RevistaJournal of the American Chemical Society
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 9 de gen. 2019


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