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Molecules 2011, 16(9), 7237-7248; doi:10.3390/molecules16097237
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Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Chitosan, Gelatin and Chitosan/Gelatin Bionanocomposites by a Chemical Reducing Agent and Their Characterization

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Received: 23 June 2011; in revised form: 20 July 2011 / Accepted: 3 August 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011
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Abstract: In this research, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized in chitosan (Cts), Cts/gelatin and gelatin suspensions using a chemical reducing agent. Cts and gelatin were used as natural stabilizers and solid support, whereas AgNO3 was used as the silver precursor. Sodium borohydride (NaBH4) was used as the reducing agent. The properties of AgNPs in Cts, Cts/gelatin and gelatin bionanocomposites (BNCs) were studied in terms of their surface plasmon resonance, crystalline structure, average diameter size, particle distributions, surface topography and functional groups. All the samples were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
Keywords: chitosan; gelatin; silver; bionanocomposite; chemical reduction method chitosan; gelatin; silver; bionanocomposite; chemical reduction method
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Bin Ahmad, M.; Lim, J.J.; Shameli, K.; Ibrahim, N.A.; Tay, M.Y. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Chitosan, Gelatin and Chitosan/Gelatin Bionanocomposites by a Chemical Reducing Agent and Their Characterization. Molecules 2011, 16, 7237-7248.

AMA Style

Bin Ahmad M, Lim JJ, Shameli K, Ibrahim NA, Tay MY. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Chitosan, Gelatin and Chitosan/Gelatin Bionanocomposites by a Chemical Reducing Agent and Their Characterization. Molecules. 2011; 16(9):7237-7248.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Bin Ahmad, Mansor; Lim, Jenn Jye; Shameli, Kamyar; Ibrahim, Nor Azowa; Tay, Mei Yen. 2011. "Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Chitosan, Gelatin and Chitosan/Gelatin Bionanocomposites by a Chemical Reducing Agent and Their Characterization." Molecules 16, no. 9: 7237-7248.



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