Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 120, Issue 6, pp 515–520 | Cite as

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by sophorolipids: Effect of temperature and sophorolipid structure on the size of particles

  • M. B. Kasture
  • P. Patel
  • A. A. Prabhune
  • C. V. Ramana
  • A. A. KulkarniEmail author
  • B. L. V. PrasadEmail author


We report in situ synthesis of silver nanoparticles using biosurfactants called sophorolipids as reducing and capping agents. We further study the effect of temperature and the structure of sophorolipid on the size of silver nanoparticles obtained. The silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-visible, transmission electron microscope (TEM) and light scattering (DLS) analysis techniques.


Sophorolipid nucleation and growth dynamic light scattering silver nanoparticles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Chemical LaboratoryPuneIndia

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