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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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1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia 2 Materials and Energy Research Center, Meshkin-Dasht Road, Karaj 3177983634, Iran 3 Institute of BioSciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia 4 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Malard Branch 3169153174, Iran 5 Advance Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Malaysia Advance technology, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
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Received: 19 March 2012 / Revised: 17 May 2012 / Accepted: 17 May 2012 / Published: 30 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Bioinorganic Chemistry)
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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.

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