Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 121, Issue 1, pp 83–87 | Cite as

Preparation of amine coated silver nanoparticles using triethylenetetramine

  • L. RamajoEmail author
  • R. Parra
  • M. Reboredo
  • M. Castro


This article presents a simple method towards the preparation of functionalized silver nanoparticles in a continuous medium. Silver nanoparticles were obtained through AgNO3 chemical reduction in ethanol and triethylenetetramine was used to stabilize and functionalize the metal. The product was characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-visible spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Monocrystalline silver particles with cubic structure and an average size of 20 nm were obtained. The results reveal that it is possible to synthesize Ag nanoparticles functionalized with amine groups and that particle size is influenced by the processing route.


Chemical reduction electron microscopy (STEM, TEM and SEM) optical properties 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Research in Materials Science and Technology (INTEMA)(CONICET — University of Mar del Plata)Mar del PlataArgentina

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