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Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Lantana Camara Leaf Extract and Their Use as Mercury(II) Ion Sensor

  • Didem Demir
  • Nimet BölgenEmail author
  • Ashok Vaseashta
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Abstract

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were successfully synthesized via a bottom-up approach by using aqueous extract of lantana camara (LC) leaves as reducing and stabilizing agent. Characterization studies were done using UV-Vis spectroscopy and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The average size, morphology and shape of the nanoparticles were determined by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS). A light brown color indicated the synthesis of AgNPs, caused by a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak at 460 nm. The silver nanoparticles were used to detect mercury (Hg2+) ions. A color change of the AgNPs solution from light brown to cloudy white due to oxidation of Ag0 to Ag+1 ions was observed. A good selectivity of the AgNPs towards mercury ions in water has been obtained. This method was found to be simple and rapid for detection of Hg2+ ions and demonstrated a potential to be used in environmental colorimetric sensor applications.

Keywords

Green synthesis Ag nanoparticles Colorimetric sensor Mercury ions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mersin University, Engineering FacultyChemical Engineering DepartmentMersinTurkey
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced Sciences Convergence, and Int’l Clean Water InstituteHerndonUSA
  3. 3.NJCU - State University of New JerseyNJUSA

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