Axially Decorated SiIV-phthalocyanines Bearing Mannose- or Ammonium-conjugated Siloxanes: Comparative Bacterial Labeling and Photodynamic Inactivation,

Grüner, M. C.; Niemann, S.; Faust, A.; Strassert, C. A.

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Abstract Herein, we present a comparative study about the photoinactivation of Staphylococcus aureus (Gram-positive model) and Escherichia coli (Gram-negative model) employing a neutral and a dicationic axially functionalized SiIV-phthalocyanine. Depending on the charge of the siloxane moiety (neutral monosaccharide or cationic ammonium salt), different interactions with the bacteria were observed, and a differential photoinactivation was facilitated. The intensity of the fluorescence labeling correlated with the photoinactivation of the two types of bacteria: While the neutral species only significantly affected the Gram-positive cells, we observed that the positively charged photosensitizer interacted both with the Gram-positive and with the Gram-negative models. The dicationic photosensitizer labeled both models with a characteristic deep-red fluorescence and photoinactivated both classes of prokaryotes. In general, our study clearly demonstrates that axially ammoniumsiloxane-functionalized Si(IV) phthalocyaninates constitute excellent photosensitizers due to their weak aggregation in aqueous environments. In particular, we also show that charge-based targeting with axial ammonium groups leads toward broad-spectrum SiIV-phthalocyanines for photodynamic inactivation of bacteria.

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Release year: 2018
Language in which the publication is writtenEnglish
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