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Microwave assisted synthesis and UV-Vis spectroscopic studies of silver nanoparticles synthesized using vanillin as a reducing agent

Aswathy, B and Avadhani, GS and Sumithra, IS and Suji, S and Sony, G (2011) Microwave assisted synthesis and UV-Vis spectroscopic studies of silver nanoparticles synthesized using vanillin as a reducing agent. In: Journal of Molecular Liquids, 159 (2). pp. 165-169.

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Abstract

The present investigation explores the adaptability of a microwave assisted route to obtain silver nanoparticles by the reduction of AgNO3 with vanillin, an environmentally benign material. Anionic surfactants such as AOT and SDS were used separately for encapsulating AgNPs and their role was compared. The UV-Visible absorption spectra present a broad SPR band consisting of two peaks suggesting the formation of silver nanoparticle with bimodal size distribution. The TEM image shows particles with spherical and hexagonal morphologies which confirms the results of UV-Vis studies. The anisotropy in the particle morphology can be attributed to the surface oxidation which in turn produces Ag@Ag2O core-shell nanostructures. Thus an intriguing feature of this system is that the obtained colloid is a mixture of AgNPs with and without Ag2O layers. Studies on the influence of pH on the stability of the synthesized nanoparticles revealed that the presence of excess Ag2O layers has a profound influence on it. Ag2O layers can be removed from AgNPs' surface by changing the solution pH to the acidic regime. The present study attests the enhanced ability of AOT in stabilizing the AgNPs in aqueous media. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Silver nanoparticles;Vanillin; Surface plasmon resonance; Microwave assisted synthesis
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 06:45
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2011 06:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36953

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