Synthesis and characterization of silver/poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) hydrogel nanocomposite obtained by in situ radiolytic method
Krklješ, Aleksandra N.
Kačarević-Popović, Zorica M.
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This work describes radiolytic synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) within the poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (PVP) hydrogel. The hydrogel matrix was obtained by gamma irradiation-induced cross-linking, while the in situ reduction of Ag(+) ions was performed using strong reducing species formed under water radiolysis. Absorption spectrum of the Ag/PVP nanocomposite confirmed the formation of Ag NPs, showing the surface plasmon band maxima at 405 nm. Ag/PVP nanocomposites were characterized by XRD and TEM analysis, accompanied with investigations of swelling and diffusion properties in the simulated body fluid at 37 degrees C, and mechanical properties in bioreactor conditions. It was shown that Ag/PVP nanocomposite exhibited higher values of equilibrium swelling degree, Youngs modulus, and molar mass between crosslinks, while lower values of the diffusion coefficient and effective crosslink density were obtained, as compared to the pure PVP. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserve...d.
Keywords:Hydrogel / Gamma irradiation / Ag/PVP nanocomposite / Swelling studies / Mechanical properties / Network parameters
Source:Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 2011, 80, 11, 1208-1215
- Synthesis, processing and applications of nanostructured multifunctional materials with defined properties (RS-45019)
- Functional, Functionalized and Advanced Nanomaterials (RS-45005)
- International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna [CRP: F23028, 15384]