Jiang-Jen Lin

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Nanohybrids, synthesized via silver nitrate reduction in the presence of silicate clay, exhibit a high potency against bacterial growth. The plate-like clay, due to its anionic surface charges and a large surface area, serves as the support for the formation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) approximately 30 nm in diameter. The nanohybrid consisting of(More)
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known for their bactericidal abilities. The antibacterial potency is dependent on the particle size and dispersion status. In this study, we synthesized AgNP/NSP nanohybrids in two different weight ratios (1/99 and 8/92) using the fully exfoliated clay, i.e., nanosilicate platelets (NSP), as a dispersing agent and carrier(More)
Hybrids of the model BSA protein and layered silicate clay with d spacing of approximately 62 A were prepared from either direct or stepwise intercalation. The pristine montmorilloinite (Na+-MMT) was first modified by poly(oxyalkylene)-amine salts (POP- and POE-amine) of 2000 g/mol Mw to a gallery-expanded silicate (d spacing=53 and 18 A, respectively),(More)
We develop a novel nanohybrid showing a strong antibacterial activity on all of the tested pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus auerus and silver-resistant E. coli. The nanohybrid consists of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) supported on 1 nm-thick silicate platelets (NSPs). The AgNP/NSP nanohybrid enables to encapsulate bacteria and(More)
Thin silicate platelets in a dimension of approximately 80 x 80 x 1 nm(3) are isolated for the first time by a newly developed process involving one-step exfoliation of natural montmorillonite clay and toluene/aqueous NaOH extraction. The platelets are observed to be polygon shape by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and round bent-leaf shape by(More)
Developing effective and safe drugs is imperative for replacing antibiotics and controlling multidrug-resistant microbes. Nanoscale silicate platelet (NSP) and its nanohybrid, silver nanoparticle/NSP (AgNP/NSP), have been developed, and the nanohybrids show a strong and general antibacterial activity in vitro. Here, their efficacy for protecting(More)
The concern about toxicity for nanosilicate platelets (NSP) derived from natural montmorillonite clay is addressed. The NSP nanoclay was isolated from polyamine-salt exfoliation of the layered silicate clay into randomized individual plates, possessing multiple ionic charges on the surface of silicate plates with an average geometric dimension of ca. 80 x(More)
Layered aluminosilicates, including synthetic fluorine mica and natural montmorillonite (MMT), were intercalated with poly(oxypropylene)-polyamine quaternary salts with a 230-5000 molecular weight range. The X-ray basal spacing of these silicates had been expanded from 13.5 to 83.7 A for the synthetic mica and to 92.0 A for MMT. The relative silicate(More)
Nanohybrids consisting of silver nanoparticles (Ag), clay platelets, and a nonionic surfactant were prepared and used as the substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The nanoscale silicate platelets (SP) (with dimensions of 100 × 100 nm(2) and a thickness of ∼1 nm) were previously prepared from exfoliation of the natural layered silicates.(More)
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known for their excellent antibacterial activities. The possible toxicity, however, is a major concern for their applications. Three types of AgNPs were prepared in this study by chemical processes. Each was stabilized by a polymer surfactant, which was expected to reduce the exposure of cells to AgNPs and therefore their(More)