Green synthesis and optical properties of silver-chitosan complexes and nanocomposites
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Silver nanoparticles were synthesized in a chitosan biopolymer by an in situ green chemical procedure. using D-glucose as the reducing agent. The reaction intermediates (silver-chitosan complexes) as well as the obtained nanocomposites were investigated using transmission electron microscopy, UV-vis, FTIR and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The theoretical analysis of the UV-vis absorption of the Ag-chitosan complexes suggested that the significant contribution to the complex spectrum arises from clusters of silver containing 4-9 atoms. The absorption spectrum of the nanocomposite exhibited a strong surface plasmon resonance band at 406 nm. The photoluminescence behavior of the pure chitosan, the silver-chitosan complexes and the nanocomposites were discussed in terms of morphology and silver weight content. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Chitosan / Silver / Nanoparticle / Nanocomposite / Complex
Source:Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2010, 70, 11, 869-873
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