Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.585, 676-683, 2021
Biosynthesis of AgNPs onto the urea-based periodic mesoporous organosilica (Ag(x)NPs/Ur-PMO) for antibacterial and cell viability assay
Nano-size silver particles were stabilized on the inner surfaces of urea based periodic mesoporous organosilica (Ur-PMO). Aqueous extract of Euphorbia leaves as a sustainable and green reducing agent was applied for Ag-nanoparticles growth into the Ur-PMO channels. Physical and chemical properties of organosilica materials synthesized using various techniques such as FT-IR, small-angle XRD, PXRD, FESEM, TEM, SEM-EDX and atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) were examined. Finally, the AgNPs/Ur-PMO were investigated on cell viability assay. An in vitro cytotoxicity test using MMT assay displayed that the designed material has good biocompatibility and could be a promising candidate for biomedical applications. The results also showed that the AgNPs/Ur-PMO compounds (especially, PMO; 1.27% AgNPs) had relatively good antibacterial and antibiofilm effects. It seems that the use of these compounds in hospital environments can reduce nosocomial infections as well as reduce antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.