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Novel Glycine Max (Soybean) Leaf Extract Based Biological Process for the Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes with Silver Nanoparticles

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Biological process based on Glycine max (soybean) leaf extract was investigated to functionalize the multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) with silver nanoparticles. UV-visible analysis shows that the reduction of silver ions by soybean leaf extract is comparatively rapid and the reaction completes with in one hour. The size of the synthesized silver nanoparticles was identified from TEM analysis and it was found between 10 and 75 nm. This effective reduction property of the soybean leaf extract was extended for the functionalization of carbon nanotubes with silver nanoparticles. Functionalization process through this biological route is rapid and the transmission electron microscope analysis clearly shows the formation of silver nanoparticles with ∼10 nm size on carbon nanotubes.
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Keywords: BIOLOGICAL PROCESS; CARBON NANOTUBES; LEAF EXTRACT; SILVER NANOPARTICLES; SOYBEAN LEAF

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2010

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