Polymer stabilized silver nanoparticles: A photochemical synthesis route
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- Mallick, K., Witcomb, M.J. & Scurrell, M.S. Journal of Materials Science (2004) 39: 4459. doi:10.1023/B:JMSC.0000034138.80116.50
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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.