Rodica Cristescu, Camelia Popescu, Gabriel Socol, Ion Iordache, Ion N. Mihailescu, Dan Eduard Mihaiescu,Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, A. Andronie, Ioan Stamatin, Carmen Chifiriuc, Coralia Bleotu, Crina Saviuc, Marcela Popa, Douglas B. Chrisey: Magnetic Core/Shell Nanoparticle Thin Films Deposited By Maple: Investigation By Chemical, Morphological And In Vitro Biological Assays. Applied Surface Science, 258( 23):9250-9255, 2012.
We report on thin film deposition of nanostructured Fe3O4/oleic acid/ceftriaxone and Fe3O4/oleic acid/cefepime nanoparticles (core/shell/adsorption-shell) were fabricated by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) onto inert substrates. The thin films were characterized by profilometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and investigated by in vitro biological assays. The biological properties tested included the investigation of the microbial viability and the microbial adherence to the glass coverslip nanoparticle film, using Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial strains with known antibiotic susceptibility behavior, the microbial adherence to the HeLa cells monolayer grown on the nanoparticle pellicle, and the cytotoxicity on eukaryotic cells. The proposed system, based on MAPLE, could be used for the development of novel anti-microbial materials or strategies for fighting pathogenic biofilms frequently implicated in the etiology of biofilm associated chronic infections.