Study on Effect of Sericin on Size and Shape of Silver Nanoparticles Prepared by a Redox Method


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Silk sericin is used as a biotemplate to redox silver nanoparticles in situ at room temperature. Silk sericin provides multiple functions in the whole reaction system, serving as the reducing agent of Ag+, and the dispersing and stabilizing agent of the resulted silver nanoparticles. The effect of the concentration of sericin on size and shape of the reduced silver nanoparticles is studied. UV-vis spectra and TEM are used to detected the characteristic plasmon and the appearance of the obtained silver nanoparticles.



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Z.S. Liu, L.P. Xu, X.D. Liang, Z.H. Wang and H.M. Zhang




M. Wu and D. S. Wang, "Study on Effect of Sericin on Size and Shape of Silver Nanoparticles Prepared by a Redox Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1015, pp. 480-483, 2014

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August 2014




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