ANP  Vol.2 No.4 , November 2013
Application of Reverse Micelles of Alkyl Glucosides to Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles

Silver nanoparticles were prepared in reverse micelles of alkyl glucosides by the injection method. The TEM image showed that the obtained silver nanoparticles displayed a wide variety of shapes. The size of silver nanoparticles was strongly dependent upon the kind of reducing agents, and tended to slightly increase with an increase in reaction temperature. The size of silver nanoparticles was hardly dependent upon the molar ratio of water to surfactant and the alkyl chain length of surfactants. Silver nanoparticles having various shapes were obtained at high concentration by the solid-liquid extraction method. The resultant silver colloid could be preserved for at least one month without precipitation.

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Noritomi, H. , Miyagawa, S. , Igari, N. , Saito, H. and Kato, S. (2013) Application of Reverse Micelles of Alkyl Glucosides to Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles. Advances in Nanoparticles, 2, 344-349. doi: 10.4236/anp.2013.24047.
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