Exploring the Possibilities of Biological Fabrication of Gold Nanostructures Using Orange Peel Extract
AbstractDevelopment of nanotechnology requires a constant innovation and improvement in many materials. The exploration of natural resources is a promising eco-friendly alternative for physical and chemical methods. In the present work, colloidal gold nanostructures were prepared using orange peel extract as a stabilizing and reducing agent. The initial pH value of the solution and the concentration of the gold precursor had an effect on the formation and morphology of nanoparticles. The method developed is environmentally friendly and allows control of nanoparticles. By controlling the pH and, especially, the gold concentration, we are able to synthesize crystalline gold nanowires using orange peel extract in the absence of a surfactant or polymer to direct nanoparticle growth, and without external seeding. UV-VIS spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to characterize the nanoparticles obtained by biosynthesis. View Full-Text
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Castro, L.; Blázquez, M.L.; González, F.; Muñoz, J.Á.; Ballester, A. Exploring the Possibilities of Biological Fabrication of Gold Nanostructures Using Orange Peel Extract. Metals 2015, 5, 1609-1619.
Castro L, Blázquez ML, González F, Muñoz JÁ, Ballester A. Exploring the Possibilities of Biological Fabrication of Gold Nanostructures Using Orange Peel Extract. Metals. 2015; 5(3):1609-1619.Chicago/Turabian Style
Castro, Laura; Blázquez, María L.; González, Felisa; Muñoz, Jesús Á.; Ballester, Antonio. 2015. "Exploring the Possibilities of Biological Fabrication of Gold Nanostructures Using Orange Peel Extract." Metals 5, no. 3: 1609-1619.