Plasmonic Au@Ag@mSiO2 nanorattles for In situ imaging of bacterial metabolism by surface-enhanced raman scattering spectroscopy
IDENTIFICADOR UNIVERSAL: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/3003
VERSIÓN EDITADA: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.1c21812
MATERIA UNESCO: 2210 Química Física
TIPO DE DOCUMENTO: article
It is well known that microbial populations and their interactions are largely influenced by their secreted metabolites. Noninvasive and spatiotemporal monitoring and imaging of such extracellular metabolic byproducts can be correlated with biological phenotypes of interest and provide new insights into the structure and development of microbial communities. Herein, we report a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) hybrid substrate consisting of plasmonic Au@Ag@mSiO2 nanorattles for optophysiological monitoring of extracellular metabolism in microbial populations. A key element of the SERS substrate is the mesoporous silica shell encapsulating single plasmonic nanoparticles, which furnishes colloidal stability and molecular sieving capabilities to the engineered nanostructures, thereby realizing robust, sensitive, and reliable measurements. The reported SERS-based approach may be used as a powerful tool for deciphering the role of extracellular metabolites and physicochemical factors in microbial community dynamics and interactions.
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