Hot Article: Nanoparticles that capture, kill and remove pathogens

Nanoparticles for pathogen removalResearchers combined silver nanoparticles and iron oxide to make nanoparticles with Ag@Fe2O3 yolk–shell structure.

After functionalization of the surface with glucose, these magnetic nanoparticles show high capture efficiency of bacteria and potent antibacterial activity because of Ag cores.

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Communication: Multifunctional Ag@Fe2O3 yolk–shell nanoparticles for simultaneous capture, kill, and removal of pathogen
Zhanhua Wei, Zijian Zhou, Meng Yang, Chenghong Lin, Zhenghuan Zhao, Dengtong Huang, Zhong Chen and Jinhao Gao
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 16344-16348
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM13691G

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