Synthesis and chracterization of multifunctional nanoparticles
The activity will deal with the synthesis via green wet chemistry methods of multifunctional, polymer-capped, metal nanoparticles and their hybrid nanocomposites with graphene oxide.
The physicochemical characterization will be carried out in terms of UV-visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and atomic force microscopy (AFM), to estimate the optical diameter, the hydrodynamic size, and the morphology of the nanomaterials, respectively.
Cellular in vitro tests will be carried out to estimate their response at the hybrid biointerface in terms of cytotoxicity, cellular uptake, and organelle perturbation, as well as for their effect on cell migration process (wound scratch assay).
Scientific responsible: Prof. Cristina Satriano