Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016, Page: 1-5
Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution: Ionic Liquid Used as a Shape Transformer
Rohit L. Vekariya, School of Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, P. R. China
Abhishek Dhar, Department of Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Jignesh Lunagariya, Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Material Science, Jinan University, Guangzhou, P. R. China
Received: Oct. 23, 2016;       Accepted: Nov. 14, 2016;       Published: Dec. 16, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.css.20160101.11      View  3885      Downloads  216
Silver nanoparticles were synthesized using block copolymer (Pluronic® P123) spherical micelles as a template. In aqueous Ag+ ions may be electrostatically complexed with the anionic surfactant or ionic liquids. The silver ions were reduced in situ by introducing sodium borohydride as a reducing agent. We found that the size of the silver nanoparticles was exclusively depends on the size of block copolymer micelles. Addition of ionic liquid (IL) (1-decyl-3-methyl imidazolium dodecyl sulphate (C10MimDs)) induced sphere – ribbon transition of Silver nanoparticles. The size of the nano ribbon can be tuned by controlling concentration of ionic liquid as well as reducing agents. The silver nanoparticles were observed to be extremely stable in solution suggesting that the modified IL molecules stabilized them. The nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Vis absorbance, dynamic light scattering (DLS) as well as Transmission electron microscope (TEM).
Silver Nanoparticles, Ionic Liquids, Block Copolymer
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Rohit L. Vekariya, Abhishek Dhar, Jignesh Lunagariya, Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution: Ionic Liquid Used as a Shape Transformer, Colloid and Surface Science. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.css.20160101.11
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