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Rapid Synthesis via Green Route of Plasmonic Protein-Coated Silver/Silver Chloride Nanoparticles with Controlled Contents of Metallic Silver and Application for Dye Remediation

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Araujo, Juscemacia N. [1] ; Tofanello, Aryane [1] ; Sato, Juliana A. P. [1] ; Cruz, Luciano S. [1] ; Nantes-Cardoso, Iseli L. [1] ; Ferreira, Fabio F. [1] ; Batista, Bruno L. [1] ; Garcia, Wanius [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Fed ABC UFABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials; v. 28, n. 6, p. 2812-2818, NOV 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The use of proteins for surface modifications of hybrid silver nanoparticles (NPs) is still poorly explored. In this study, we report a rapid green route synthesis of plasmonic protein-coated silver/silver chloride NPs (Ag/AgCl NPs) with controlled contents of metallic Ag (Ag-0) using a modified photo-irradiation method. The contents of Ag-0 were easily controlled varying the proportion between Ag+ and Cl- in the syntheses reactions. Interestingly, the Ag-0 content in the protein-coated Ag/AgCl NPs increased with increasing of Cl- concentration. The synthesized plasmonic protein-coated Ag/AgCl NPs exhibited significant photocatalytic activity in the reduction of methylene blue dye under light irradiation due to the synergy between the metallic plasmonic effect and the semiconducting AgCl. However, a significant decrease in the content of semiconducting AgCl resulted in an undesirable synergistic effect. In our green route syntheses, all the properties of Ag/AgCl NPs were maintained with the addition of the advantages of the protein layer, which facilitates the dye adsorption and could contribute, along with Ag-0, to reduce the electron-hole pairs recombination rate. Thus, with a simple and fast synthesis strategy these organic-inorganic hybrid NPs have the potential for applications for environmental remediation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/16976-8 - Biophysical and biochemical characterization of two bacterial enzymes involved in the conversion of ferulic acid to vanillin
Grantee:Juscemácia Nascimento Araujo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/03682-8 - Generation and characterization of light polarization quantum states in atomic media
Grantee:Luciano Soares da Cruz
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/17275-3 - Studies of the mode of action of two Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases from insect (order: Isoptera): molecular structure, bioinorganic chemistry and biotechnological applications
Grantee:Wanius José Garcia da Silva
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/02897-3 - Structural and functional analysis of the fibronectin type III domain (FnIII) of one beta-glucosidase belonging to the family GH3: interaction with large polymeric substrates and thermostability
Grantee:Wanius José Garcia da Silva
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants