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Mar. Drugs 2018, 16(1), 11;

Formation of Silver Nanoparticles Using Fluorescence Properties of Chitosan Oligomers

Department of Advance Organic Materials and Textile System, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 5 December 2017 / Accepted: 14 December 2017 / Published: 3 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Oligosaccharides and Polysaccharides)
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In this study, silver chloride nanoparticles (AgCl NPs) were prepared using chitosan oligomer (CHI) and chitosan oligomer derivatives (CHI-FITC). The CHI and CHI-FITC were used as markers to confirm the formation of AgCl NPs using their fluorescence properties as well as stabilizers. The fluorescence properties of CHI and CHI-FITC were monitored by a luminescence spectrophotometer, and the morphology of the AgCl NPs was further confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The fluorescence of CHI and CHI-FITC was quenched by the formation of AgCl NPs, and the Stern–Volmer equation was used to compare the two types of stabilizer. The CHI and CHI-FITC stabilizer were linear and nonlinear, respectively, with respect to the Stern–Volmer equation, and considered to be usable as fluorescence indicators to confirm the formation behavior of AgCl NPs through fluorescence quenching. View Full-Text
Keywords: chitosan oligomer; silver chloride (AgCl); nanoparticles; fluorescence; quenching chitosan oligomer; silver chloride (AgCl); nanoparticles; fluorescence; quenching

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Cheon, J.Y.; Lee, H.M.; Park, W.H. Formation of Silver Nanoparticles Using Fluorescence Properties of Chitosan Oligomers. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 11.

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