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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(6), 6639-6650; doi:10.3390/ijms13066639
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Synthesis and Characterization of Polyethylene Glycol Mediated Silver Nanoparticles by the Green Method

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Received: 19 March 2012; in revised form: 17 May 2012 / Accepted: 17 May 2012 / Published: 30 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Material Sciences and Nanotechnology)
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Abstract: The roles of green chemistry in nanotechnology and nanoscience fields are very significant in the synthesis of diverse nanomaterials. Herein, we report a green chemistry method for synthesized colloidal silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in polymeric media. The colloidal Ag NPs were synthesized in an aqueous solution using silver nitrate, polyethylene glycol (PEG), and β-d-glucose as a silver precursor, stabilizer, and reducing agent, respectively. The properties of synthesized colloidal Ag NPs were studied at different reaction times. The ultraviolet-visible spectra were in excellent agreement with the obtained nanostructure studies performed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and their size distributions. The Ag NPs were characterized by utilizing X-ray diffraction (XRD), zeta potential measurements and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR). The use of green chemistry reagents, such as glucose, provides green and economic features to this work.
Keywords: silver nanoparticles; green chemistry; polyethylene glycol; transmission electron microscopy; reaction time effect silver nanoparticles; green chemistry; polyethylene glycol; transmission electron microscopy; reaction time effect
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Shameli, K.; Bin Ahmad, M.; Jazayeri, S.D.; Sedaghat, S.; Shabanzadeh, P.; Jahangirian, H.; Mahdavi, M.; Abdollahi, Y. Synthesis and Characterization of Polyethylene Glycol Mediated Silver Nanoparticles by the Green Method. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 6639-6650.

AMA Style

Shameli K, Bin Ahmad M, Jazayeri SD, Sedaghat S, Shabanzadeh P, Jahangirian H, Mahdavi M, Abdollahi Y. Synthesis and Characterization of Polyethylene Glycol Mediated Silver Nanoparticles by the Green Method. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(6):6639-6650.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Shameli, Kamyar; Bin Ahmad, Mansor; Jazayeri, Seyed Davoud; Sedaghat, Sajjad; Shabanzadeh, Parvaneh; Jahangirian, Hossein; Mahdavi, Mahnaz; Abdollahi, Yadollah. 2012. "Synthesis and Characterization of Polyethylene Glycol Mediated Silver Nanoparticles by the Green Method." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 6: 6639-6650.


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