Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 39, Issue 14, pp 4459–4463

Polymer stabilized silver nanoparticles: A photochemical synthesis route

  • K. Mallick
  • M. J. Witcomb
  • M. S. Scurrell
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:JMSC.0000034138.80116.50

Cite this article as:
Mallick, K., Witcomb, M.J. & Scurrell, M.S. Journal of Materials Science (2004) 39: 4459. doi:10.1023/B:JMSC.0000034138.80116.50

Abstract

This study describes a novel and convenient way for the preparation of polymer stabilized colloidal silver by an ultra-violet irradiation technique. Methoxypolyethylene glycol (MPEG) generates free radicals in presence of ultra-violet radiation and acts as the reducing agent towards the silver ion. MPEG also serves as a stabilizer of the silver particles formed.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Mallick
    • 1
  • M. J. Witcomb
    • 2
  • M. S. Scurrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Sciences Institute, School of ChemistryUniversity of the WitwatersrandWITSSouth Africa
  2. 2.Electron Microscope UnitUniversity of the WitwatersrandWITSSouth Africa