Facile synthesis of Ag and Au nanoparticles utilizing chitosan as a mediator agent

We present here a facile route for the synthesis of crystal Ag and Au nanoparticles on the basis of chitosan as a mediator agent under quiescent conditions

Dongwei Wei

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • We present here a facile route for the synthesis of crystal Ag and Au nanoparticles on the basis of chitosan as a mediator agent under quiescent conditions
  • The resulting Ag nanoparticles displayed controllable structural and optical properties depending on the experimental parameters
  • Fourier transform infrared study combined with zeta potential measurement disclosed that the amino groups were bound to the particles, which was accountable for the stability of nanoparticles
  • The Ag and Au nanoparticles prepared in our present method is a promising candidate for applications in catalysis, antimicrobial and surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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