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Upconversion Nanoparticle-Assisted Payload Delivery from TiO2 under Near-Infrared Light Irradiation for Bacterial Inactivation.
ACS Nano ; 14(1): 337-346, 2020 Jan 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31841305
The low penetration depth of UV light in mammalian tissue is the critical limitation for the use of TiO2-based photocatalysis in biomedical applications. In this work, we develop an effective near-infrared (NIR)-active photocatalytic platform that consists of a shell structure of upconversion nanocrystals decorated on a core of Au/dark-TiO2. The heart of this system is the strong photocatalytic activity in the visible region enabled by the gold surface-plasmon resonance on dark TiO2 (D-TiO2). Simulation and experiment demonstrate for an optimized Au/D-TiO2 combination a highly enhanced light absorption in the visible range. Using ampicillin sodium (AMP) as model drug, we exemplify the effective use of this principle by demonstrating a NIR light-triggered photocatalytic payload release. Importantly, the photocatalytically generated reactive oxygen species can effectively inactivate AMP-resistant bacteria strains, thus maintaining an antibacterial effect even after all drug is released. Overall, we anticipate that the here-introduced NIR-light-active photocatalytic cascade can considerably widen TiO2-based photocatalysis and its applications into the infrared range.





Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: ACS Nano Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: China