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Title: Multi-core-shell composite SnO2NPs@ZIF-8: potential antiviral agent and effective photocatalyst for waste-water treatment
Authors: Chandra R.
Singh V.
Tomar, Shailly
Nath, Mala
Published in: Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Abstract: With increasing environment pollution and bacterial transmitted viral diseases globally, the development of new, effective, and low-cost materials/strategies is the current major challenge. To combat with this alarming problem, three new multi-functional and thermally stable SnO2NPs@ZIF-8 composites (NC1, NC2, and NC3) were synthesized by a facile and sustainable approach involving in situ encapsulation of SnO2NPs (150, 300, and 500 μL suspension in methanol) within zeolitic imidazole framework at room temperature. The morphology and crystallinity of ZIF-8 remained unchanged upon the proper encapsulation of SnO2NPs in its matrix. Herein, for the first time, the antiviral potential of ZIF-8 and SnO2NPs@ZIF-8 against chikungunya virus is reported by investigating their cytotoxicity against Vero cell line (employing MTT ((3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide)) assay). The maximum non-toxic doses were 0.04 mg mL−1 for ZIF-8 and SnO2NPs@ZIF-8 and 0.1 mg mL−1 for SnO2NPs. Further, NC1 exhibited (based on plaque assay) reduction in viral load/titers up to > 80% during post-treatment and > 50% during pre-treatment, greater than that of ZIF-8 and SnO2NPs due to synergistic effect. Further, NC1 (10 mg) exhibited enhanced photocatalytic efficiency (≥ 96%) for degradation of methylene blue (0.5 × 10−5 M) at pH ˃ 7.0. The probable mechanism for their antiviral activity and photocatalytic activity has been discussed. The multi-functional composites can effectively be used to reduce water pollution and as remedy for mosquito/bacterial transmitted viral diseases. © 2019, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.
Citation: Environmental Science and Pollution Research(2019), 26(23): 23346-23358
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05646-5
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/3605
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Keywords: Chikungunya virus
Environment and health remedy
Multi-core-shell
Photocatalyst
ISSN: 9441344
Author Scopus IDs: 57211727299
57201632985
57203506001
7103033909
Author Affiliations: Chandra, R., Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Singh, V., Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Tomar, S., Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Nath, M., Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Nath, M.; Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: malanfcy@iitr.ernet.in
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