A Complete Green Protocol: Wrapping of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes with Silver Nanoparticles
Authors: Kurva, Samba Sivudu; Kathi, John; Rhee, Kyong-Yop; Park, Soo Jin
Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 11, Number 5, May 2011 , pp. 4463-4465(3)
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Abstract:Silver nanoparticles have been wrapped on multiwall carbon nanotubes though a green synthesis approach that has advantages over other conventional methods that involve chemical agents associated with environmental toxicity and damage of carbon nanotubes. Acacia was used as a green stabilizer for multiwall carbon nanotubes as well as a stabilizer and reducing agent for silver nanoparticles. Generation of silver-decorated multiwall carbon nanotubes was confirmed by UV-Vis spectrophotometry and X-ray diffraction. Generation of silver nanoparticles (5–10 nm) wrapped on MWCNTs was confirmed by field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2011
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