In this investigation, bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro) timbers were coated selectively into vascular vessel bundles with a potential antimicrobial colloidal solution of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs). Electric charge and size of Ag-NPs, with different charged organic ligands (trisodium citrate and chitosan), affect their self-sorting in different anatomical structures of bamboo when submitted up to 20 impregnation cycles through a vacuum system. Physicochemical characterization of Ag-NPs was performed by spectroscopic techniques and electron microscopy. Confocal laser scanning microscopy and scanning electron microscopy were employed to characterize natural bamboo. Qualitative and quantitative determination of the metal coating in bamboo specimens was performed with X-ray microtomography (μCT), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. μCT revealed a gradient deposition of citrate-capped Ag-NPs into the parenchyma tissue with the higher concentration at the outer part of the bamboo. On the other hand, the chitosan-capped Ag-NPs were deposited mainly in the vessel bundles.

A regioselective coating onto microarray channels of bamboo with chitosan-based silver nanoparticles

Ginoble Pandoli O;
2019-01-01

Abstract

In this investigation, bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro) timbers were coated selectively into vascular vessel bundles with a potential antimicrobial colloidal solution of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs). Electric charge and size of Ag-NPs, with different charged organic ligands (trisodium citrate and chitosan), affect their self-sorting in different anatomical structures of bamboo when submitted up to 20 impregnation cycles through a vacuum system. Physicochemical characterization of Ag-NPs was performed by spectroscopic techniques and electron microscopy. Confocal laser scanning microscopy and scanning electron microscopy were employed to characterize natural bamboo. Qualitative and quantitative determination of the metal coating in bamboo specimens was performed with X-ray microtomography (μCT), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. μCT revealed a gradient deposition of citrate-capped Ag-NPs into the parenchyma tissue with the higher concentration at the outer part of the bamboo. On the other hand, the chitosan-capped Ag-NPs were deposited mainly in the vessel bundles.
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