Additive synthesis by sol-gel method for its use as antimicrobial

Authors
Arreche, Romina; Hernández, Maria Florencia; Blanco, Mirta Noemi; Vazquez, Patricia Graciela
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles makes this chemical element attractive for their incorporation in different materials. Additionally, heteropolyacids (HPAs) have advantages as catalysts which make them environmentally very interesting. The objective of this work is to incorporate in a silica matrix obtained by sol-gel an HPA together with Ag, for their use as fillers in paints or adhesives. Six samples were synthesized, using tetraethoxysilane, methyltrimethoxysilane, acetic acid, molybdophosphoric acid and silver acetate. The silicas were characterized by potentiometric titration, XRD, SEM, TEM, SBET and FT-IR. When HPA is used instead of acetic acid, a variation on the final acidity is produced. The specific surface area decreases when HPA is incorporated into the silica synthesized using tetraethoxysilane as precursor, noticing a slight increase when Ag is added because a different distribution of HPA in the matrix. By SEM, it was observed that the particle size is bigger when the silicas are synthesized with TEOS-HPA, but it still shows the characteristic morphology of bulk silica. Additionally, preliminary test to evaluate the antimicrobial properties of the solids were carried out with fungi as Chaetomium globosum and Alternaria alternate, isolated from contaminated paints, and the first results are encouraging to continue with the development of these materials.
Fil: Arreche, Romina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas ; Argentina
Fil: Hernández, Maria Florencia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas ; Argentina
Fil: Blanco, Mirta Noemi. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas ; Argentina
Fil: Vazquez, Patricia Graciela. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas ; Argentina
Subject
SOL-GEL
ADDITIVES
HETEROPOLYACIDS
AG
Recubrimientos y Películas
Ingeniería de los Materiales
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/39575