One-step constrained-volume synthesis of silver decorated polymer colloids with antimicrobial and sensing properties

Yuezhen He, Baojuan Wang, Xianxiang Hu, Xia Zhang, Lei Sun, Rodney D. Priestley, Rui Liu

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Abstract

In this paper, we report a simple and low-energy strategy for the preparation of silver decorated polymer colloids. The reported constrained-volume synthesis integrates polymer nanoprecipitation and metal deposition in a one-step continuous-flow fashion. The deposition of Ag nanoparticles (NPs) associated with different optical properties is easily controlled by varying processing parameters. The as-synthesized colloidal NPs have good antimicrobial properties. In addition, the sensitivity of the colloids towards hydrogen peroxide exhibits a linear response over a wide concentration range with a detection limit of 0.03 μM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-527
Number of pages7
JournalColloid and Polymer Science
Volume295
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • Ag@polymer colloid
  • Antimicrobial
  • Constrained-volume
  • One-step
  • Sensor

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