In the present process, silver nanoparticles were directly synthesized in a single step by microwave irradiation of a mixture of starch, silver nitrate, and deionized water. This is different from the commonly adopted procedure for starch-silver nanoparticle synthesis in which silver nanoparticles are synthesized by preparing a starch solution as a reaction medium first. Thus, the additional step associated with the preparation of the starch solution was eliminated. In addition, no additional reducing agent was utilized. The adopted method was facile and straight forward, affording spherical silver nanoparticles with diameter below 10. nm that exhibited good antibacterial activity. Further, influence of starch on the size of the silver nanoparticles was noticed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Biological Macromolecules|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 May 1|
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- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Economics and Econometrics