A new synthesis of well-dispersed, core-shell Ag@SiO2 mesoporous nanoparticles using amino acids and sugars

Philippe Saint-Cricq, Junzheng Wang, Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki, Atsushi Shimojima, Tatsuya Okubo

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Mesoporous silica-coated silver nanoparticles (Ag@MSN) were prepared by a two step synthesis in an environment friendly way. Arginine and glucose were used as a catalyst for the formation of silica and as a reducing agent for silver ions, respectively, in the presence of a cationic surfactant. Ag@MSNs having single Ag nanoparticles as cores were obtained with good selectivity. They showed excellent dispersibility in ethanol, forming a uniform coating on a glass substrate. Their antibacterial activity against E. coli was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2451-2454
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


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