SNL  Vol.4 No.2 , April 2014
Characterization and Synthesis Mechanism of Nanosilver/PAMPS Composites by Microwave
ABSTRACT
Nanosilver/Poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonate sodium (AMPS)) composites were synthesized with sliver nitrate solution containing AMPS monomer in situ by microwave radiation without addition of any reducer. The composites were characterized by means of UV-Vis, XRD, FTIR, TEM and XPS respectively. The results show that silver nanoparticles are dispersed highly and homogeneously in PAMPS matrix and possessed face-centered cubic structure. The morphology of nanosilver particles is not affected by microwave treatment and AMPS polymerization. XPS analysis reveals that there is an interaction among silver nanoparticles with nitrogen atoms and carbonyl oxygen atoms from AMPS polymer. Thermoanalysis proves that thermal stability of the PAMPS nanocomposites is decreasing with silver nanoparticles dispersed in the composites. The mechanism of silver ion reduced to nanosilver particles catalysized by PAMPS under microwave is discussed.

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Xu, G. , Gao, S. , Ji, X. and Zhang, X. (2014) Characterization and Synthesis Mechanism of Nanosilver/PAMPS Composites by Microwave. Soft Nanoscience Letters, 4, 15-23. doi: 10.4236/snl.2014.42003.
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