Shaeel Ahmed Al-Thabaiti

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Silver nanoparticles were prepared by the reduction of AgNO(3) with aniline in dilute aqueous solutions containing cetyltrimethlyammonium bromide, CTAB. Nanoparticles growth was assessed by UV-vis spectroscopy and the average particle size and the size distribution were determined from transmission electron microscopy, TEM. As the reaction proceeds, a(More)
Starch-capped copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) were prepared by a chemical reduction method using hydrazine, copper sulfate and starch as reducing, oxidizing and stabilizing agents, respectively, for the first time at room temperature. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), electron diffraction(More)
Silver nanoparticles were prepared by a simple chemical reduction method using ascorbic acid and starch as reducing and stabilizing agents, respectively. The effect of starch, silver ions and ascorbic acid was studied on the morphology of the silver nano-particles using UV-visible spectrophotometry. The initial reaction time min and amount of starch were(More)
A simple one-spot synthetic route for the production of Ag-nanoparticles using aqueous extract of citrus lemon is being reported in presence of shape-directing cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). To our knowledge, this is the first report where the biomolecules form a layer around a group of the Ag-nanoparticles in which the inner layer is bound to the(More)
Self aggregation, sorption, and interaction of Congo red, with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS), Ag(+) ions and silver nanoparticles have been determined spectrophotometrically. Congo red self-aggregation was identified from UV-visible spectra due to the shrinkage in an absorption band at 495 nm. The shape of the absorbance(More)
Silver nanoparticles were prepared in aqueous silver nitrate solution using hydrazine as reducing agents in presence of two ionic surfactants (cetyltrimethylammonium bromide; CTAB and sodium dodecyl sulfate; SDS) and one non-ionic surfactant (Triton X-100). The reaction rate was determined spectrophotometrically. The nature of the head group of these(More)
Kinetic data for the silver nitrate-ascorbic acid redox system in presence of three surfactants (cationic, anionic and nonionic) are reported. Conventional spectrophotometric method was used to monitor the formation of surfactant stabilized nanosize silver particles during the reduction of silver nitrate by ascorbic acid. The size of the particles was(More)
Reaction of europium sulfate octahydrate with p-terphenyl-3,3″,5,5″-tetracarboxylic acid (H4ptptc) in a mixed solvent system has afforded three new coordination polymers formulated as {[Eu(ptptc)0.75(H2O)2]·0.5DMF·1.5H2O}n (1), {[Me2H2N]2 [Eu2(ptptc)2(H2O)(DMF)]·1.5DMF·7H2O}n (2), and {[Eu(Hptptc)(H2O)4]·0.5DMF·H2O}n (3). Complex 1 exhibits a(More)
Pt decorated TiO2 has, over the past decades, been a key material for photocatalytic hydrogen production. The present work shows that growing anodic self-organized TiO2 nanotubes from Ti-Pt alloy with a low Pt content of 0.2 at% leads to oxide nanotube layers that are self-decorated with Pt nanoparticles of 4-5 nm in diameter. The average particle spacing(More)