In this work the quantification of antimicrobial properties of differently sized AgNPs immobilized on a surface was studied. Three different sizes of spheroidal AgNPs with a diameter of (6, 30 and 52) nm were synthetized and characterized with UV-vis, SEM, TEM and ICP-MS. The MIC (Minimal Inhibitory Concentration) and MBC (Minimal Bactericidal Concentration) against Escherichia coli were investigated. Then, the antibacterial efficacy (R) of amino-silanized glasses coated with different amounts of the three sizes of AgNPs were quantified by international standard ISO 22196 adapted protocol against E. coli, clarifying the relationship between size and antibacterial properties of immobilized AgNPs on a surface. The total amount of silver present on glasses with an R similar to 6 for each AgNPs size was quantified with ICP-MS and this was considered the Surface MBC (SMBC), which were found to be (0.023, 0.026 and 0.034) mu g/cm2 for (6, 30 and 52) nm AgNPs, respectively. Thus, this study demonstrates that active surfaces with a bactericidal effect at least >= 99.9999 % could be obtained using an amount of silver almost 100 times lower than the MBC found for colloidal AgNPs. The immobilization reduces the aggregation phenomena normally occuring in liquid media, maximizing the exposed specific superficial area of the AgNPs and their direct contact with bacterial cells. Starting from this glass model system, our work could broaden the way to the development of a wide range of antibacterial materials with very low amount of silver that can be safely applied in biomedical and food packaging fields.

Surface Minimal Bactericidal Concentration: A comparative study of active glasses functionalized with different-sized silver nanoparticles / Barzan, G; Rocchetti, L; Portesi, C; Pellegrino, F; Taglietti, A; Rossi, Am; Giovannozzi, Am. - In: COLLOIDS AND SURFACES. B, BIOINTERFACES. - ISSN 0927-7765. - 204(2021), p. 111800. [10.1016/j.colsurfb.2021.111800]

Surface Minimal Bactericidal Concentration: A comparative study of active glasses functionalized with different-sized silver nanoparticles

Barzan, G;Portesi, C;Rossi, AM;Giovannozzi, AM
2021

Abstract

In this work the quantification of antimicrobial properties of differently sized AgNPs immobilized on a surface was studied. Three different sizes of spheroidal AgNPs with a diameter of (6, 30 and 52) nm were synthetized and characterized with UV-vis, SEM, TEM and ICP-MS. The MIC (Minimal Inhibitory Concentration) and MBC (Minimal Bactericidal Concentration) against Escherichia coli were investigated. Then, the antibacterial efficacy (R) of amino-silanized glasses coated with different amounts of the three sizes of AgNPs were quantified by international standard ISO 22196 adapted protocol against E. coli, clarifying the relationship between size and antibacterial properties of immobilized AgNPs on a surface. The total amount of silver present on glasses with an R similar to 6 for each AgNPs size was quantified with ICP-MS and this was considered the Surface MBC (SMBC), which were found to be (0.023, 0.026 and 0.034) mu g/cm2 for (6, 30 and 52) nm AgNPs, respectively. Thus, this study demonstrates that active surfaces with a bactericidal effect at least >= 99.9999 % could be obtained using an amount of silver almost 100 times lower than the MBC found for colloidal AgNPs. The immobilization reduces the aggregation phenomena normally occuring in liquid media, maximizing the exposed specific superficial area of the AgNPs and their direct contact with bacterial cells. Starting from this glass model system, our work could broaden the way to the development of a wide range of antibacterial materials with very low amount of silver that can be safely applied in biomedical and food packaging fields.
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