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Expeditious synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles using Vitamin B12 under microwave irradiation

Citation:

Han, C., V. Nagendra, N. Baig, R. Varma, AND M. Nadagouda. Expeditious synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles using Vitamin B12 under microwave irradiation. Applied Sciences. MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland, 5(3):415-426, (2015).

Impact/Purpose:

Prepared for submission to Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journal, Green Chemistry.

Description:

A greener synthesis protocol for noble nanometals is developed using vitamin B12 as a reducing and capping agent in conjunction with the use of microwaves. Successful assembly of nanoparticles or microparticles with varied shapes and sizes have been demonstrated. The synthesized Ag, Au, and Pd samples were thoroughly characterized with X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, high resolution transmission microscopy, and UV-visible spectrophotometry, confirming that metallic Ag, Au, and Pd were synthesized by the green chemistry method.

URLs/Downloads:

http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app5030415   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 08/19/2015
Record Last Revised: 10/28/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 309696

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

CLEAN PROCESSES BRANCH