Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 561–567 | Cite as

Highly stable Ag nanoparticles in agar-agar matrix as inorganic–organic hybrid

  • Elayaraja Muthuswamy
  • S. Sree Ramadevi
  • H.N. VasanEmail author
  • Cécile Garcia
  • Laure Noé
  • Marc Verelst


A novel synthesis of inorganic–organic hybrid films containing well dispersed and almost uniform size Ag nanoparticles in agar-agar matrix has been reported. The films are found to be highly stable for more than a year. The colloidal particles of Ag can be obtained in large quantities in the form of a film or in the gel form when dispersed in agar-agar or by dissolving in a suitable solvent as solution. Characterization has been done by UV–visible spectroscopy and TEM. The hybrid may be of interest to study third-order non-linear susceptibility.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elayaraja Muthuswamy
    • 1
  • S. Sree Ramadevi
    • 1
  • H.N. Vasan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cécile Garcia
    • 2
  • Laure Noé
    • 2
  • Marc Verelst
    • 2
  1. 1.Solid State and Structural Chemistry UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.CEMES/CNRSToulouse CEDEXFrance

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