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Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Green Method Stabilized to Synthetic Human Stomach Fluid
AbstractSilver nanoparticles (Ag NP) have been attracted much attention in recent years in biomedical applications due to their antimicrobial activity, but their drawbacks include toxicity and instability to aqueous hydrochloric acid solutions. Ag NPs have now been successfully prepared by a simple and “green” synthesis method by reducing Ag+ ions in the presence of modified poly(vinyl alcohol) thiol (PVA-SH) in aqueous acidic solution. In this respect, Ag NPs were stabilized by coating different types of citrate-reduced Ag NPs with different weight ratios (1–3 Wt. %) of PVSH derivatives. The as-prepared Ag NPs were characterized using UV-Visible, high resolution transmission electron microscopy/ energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (TEM/EDS), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) combined with Rietveld analysis. The changes in size, shape, and hydrodynamic diameter of Ag NPs after different duration exposure to synthetic stomach fluid (SSF) and1 M HCl were determined using TEM, XRD and UV-Visible analyses. The data indicated that these Ag NPs possessed high stability to SSF for more than 90 days, which was not previously reported in the literature.
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Atta, A.M.; Al-Lohedan, H.A.; Ezzat, A.O. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Green Method Stabilized to Synthetic Human Stomach Fluid. Molecules 2014, 19, 6737-6753.View more citation formats
Atta AM, Al-Lohedan HA, Ezzat AO. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Green Method Stabilized to Synthetic Human Stomach Fluid. Molecules. 2014; 19(5):6737-6753.Chicago/Turabian Style
Atta, Ayman M.; Al-Lohedan, Hamad A.; Ezzat, Abdelrahman O. 2014. "Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Green Method Stabilized to Synthetic Human Stomach Fluid." Molecules 19, no. 5: 6737-6753.