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Functional polypyrrole-silica composites as photothermal agents for targeted killing of bacteria.
|Title||Functional polypyrrole-silica composites as photothermal agents for targeted killing of bacteria.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Ju E, Li Z, Li M, Dong K, Ren J, Qu X|
|Journal||Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)|
|Date Published||2013 Oct 11|
We demonstrate for the first time that PPy-SiO2-GTA composites can be used as efficient photothermal agents for killing pathogenic bacteria under NIR irradiation. The cell growth of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria targeted by PPy-SiO2-GTA composites could be inhibited effectively after photothermal treatment.
|Alternate Journal||Chem. Commun. (Camb.)|