Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Application in Thin Polymer Films

  • Zhana Petkova
  • Irena Kostova
  • Ginka Antova
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)


The focus of the present study is on synthesis procedures, morphology and application of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). A green synthesis approach was performed with aqueous extracts from lawn grass and parsley (Petroselinum crispum Mill.), both of them microwave assisted. The formation of the silver nanoparticles was observed using UV-Vis spectroscopy (Boeco S26 spectrophotometer); they were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The absorption spectra show peaks in the range 380–400 nm for all products. The TEM images depicted that the synthesis method yield nanoparticles with spherical shape and different size. This gives rise for a wide range of application of AgNPs which may be used as additives in papers and polymers due to their antimicrobial properties which depend on particle size and shape.


Green synthesis Silver nanoparticles Lawn grass Parsley 



The authors are grateful to Dr. Sotir Sotirov, University of Plovdiv ‘Paisii Hilendarski’, Faculty of Physics for AFM analysis. The study was carried out with the support of MU17HF024.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhana Petkova
    • 1
  • Irena Kostova
    • 1
  • Ginka Antova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical TechnologyUniversity of Plovdiv ‘Paisii Hilendarski’PlovdivBulgaria

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