One-step synthesis and antibacterial property of water-soluble silver nanoparticles by CGJ bio-template

  • Zi-Chun Zhu
  • Qing-Sheng WuEmail author
  • Ping Chen
  • Xiao-Hong Yang
Research Paper


In this article, a new synthetic method of nanoparticles with fresh Chinese gooseberry juice (CGJ) as bio-template was developed. One-step synthesis of highly water-soluble silver nanoparticles at room temperature without using any harmful reducing agents and special capping agent was fulfilled with this method. In the process, the products were obtained by adding AgNO3 to CGJ, which was used as reducing agent, capping agent, and the bio-template. The products of silver nanoparticles with diameter of 10–30 nm have strong water solubility and excellent antibiotic function. With the same concentration 0.047 μg mL−1, the antibacterial effect of water-soluble silver particles by fresh CGJ was 53%, whereas only 27% for silver nanoparticles synthesized using the template method of fresh onion inner squama coat (OISC). The excellent water solubility of the products would enable them have better applications in the bio-medical field. The synthetic method would also have potential application in preparing other highly water-soluble particles, because of its simple apparatus, high yield, mild conditions, and facile operation.


Bio-template Nanoparticles Chinese gooseberry juice Water-soluble silver 



This study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51072134, 21071024), the State Major Research Plan (973) of China (No. 2011CB932404), the Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials (No. 2012MCIMKF03), and the Science and Technology project of Chizhou city of Anhui province in China (No. ZC09006).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zi-Chun Zhu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qing-Sheng Wu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ping Chen
    • 2
  • Xiao-Hong Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTongji UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryChizhou UniversityChizhouPeople’s Republic of China

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