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Chemistry & Biochemistry
Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles are of current interest. This research project describes a simple and rapid synthesis of silver nanoparticles upon reduction of Silver (I) oxide (Ag2O) by molecular hydrogen (H2) at elevated temperature (70 – 100 °C) and a pressure of > 1 atmosphere by heating the aqueous mixture using a common kitchen microwave. This reaction generates naked silver colloids that contain no foreign stabilizers other than metal particles in aqueous media. Its application of an antibacterial effect was monitored by using biological cultures using the Kirby-Bauer Test.
Hanapin, Sofia Erech, "Comparisons of Silver Nanoparticle Synthesis Methods by Microwave and Non-Microwave using Hydrogen Gas as a Reducing Agent" (2021). Honors Theses. 247.
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