Recent Publications

Aspartame-stabilized gold-silver bimetallic biocompatible nanostructures with plasmonic photothermal properties, antibacterial activity and long-term stability

C. Fasciani, M.J. Silvero, M.A. Anghel, G.A. Argüello, M.C. Becerra and J.C. Scaiano, “Aspartame-stabilized gold-silver bimetallic biocompatible nanostructures with plasmonic photothermal properties, antibacterial activity and long-term stability”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (50), 17394-17397 (2014).
Aspertame-stabilized gold-silver
Gold–silver core–shell nanoparticles stabilized with a common sweetener, aspartame (AuNP@Ag@Asm), combine the antimicrobial properties of silver with the photoinduced plasmon-mediated photothermal effects of gold. The particles were tested with several bacterial strains, while biocompatibility was verified with human dermal fibroblasts.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja510435u