Date of Award

4-5-2021

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Chemistry & Biochemistry

First Advisor

Getahun Merga

Abstract

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.

Subject Area

Silver Nanoparticle--Synthesis

Included in

Chemistry Commons

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