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Tuning the Morphological, Optical, and Antimicrobial Properties of alpha-Ag2WO4 Microcrystals Using Different Solvents

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Author(s):
de Foggi, Camila C. [1] ; de Oliveira, Regiane C. [2] ; Fabbro, Maria T. [2] ; Vergani, Carlos E. [1] ; Andres, Juan [3] ; Longo, Elson [4] ; Machado, Ana L. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Dent Araraquara, Dept Dent Mat & Prosthodont, Araraquara - Brazil
[2] Sao Carlos Fed Univ UFSCar, Chem Inst Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Jaume 1, Castellon de La Plana - Spain
[4] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Chem Inst Araraquara, Araraquara - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Crystal Growth & Design; v. 17, n. 12, p. 6239-6246, DEC 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

New, effective antimicrobial agents are constantly being evaluated for addressing the increased prevalence of bacterial and fungal infections and emerging drug resistance. In this study, alpha-Ag2WO4 microcrystals were prepared by controlled coprecipitation (90 degrees C for 10 min) in different solvents (e.g., water, an alcoholic solution, and an ammoniacal solution). From the X-ray diffraction results, the newly synthesized alpha-Ag2WO4 microcrystals are well-indexed to the orthorhombic structure. Two morphologies were seen by field-emission scanning electron microscopy: microrods in the alcoholic solution and flowerlike structures in water and the ammoniacal solution. The synthesized alpha-Ag2WO4 microcrystals exhibited antimicrobial activity against Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In addition, the antibacterial performance of the alpha-Ag2WO4 samples as a function of their structural and morphological features was discussed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 15/03654-7 - Antimicrobial activity of bimetallic oxides and of plasma-deposited film on denture base acrylic resin
Grantee:Camila Cristina de Foggi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)