Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Alkalic Carboxymethyl Chitosan Solution

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Silver nanoparticles were prepared by microwave irradiation of silver nitrate solution with carboxymethyl chitosan as reducing agent and a stabilizer. The optical properties, morphology and structure were characterized using UV–Visible spectrophotometer, transmission electron microscope (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Appearance of surface plasmon band at 413 nm indicated the formation of silver nanoparticles within 5 s microwave irradiation. TEM images show most silver nanoparticles are between 2 nm and 20 nm. XRD results identified the nanoparticles as face-centered cubic phase.

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B. Wang, X. Zhuang, W. Deng and B. Cheng, "Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Alkalic Carboxymethyl Chitosan Solution," Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2010, pp. 387-390. doi: 10.4236/eng.2010.25050.

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