Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using cellulose extracted from an aquatic weed; water hyacinth.

@article{Mochochoko2013GreenSO,
  title={Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using cellulose extracted from an aquatic weed; water hyacinth.},
  author={Tanki Mochochoko and Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi and Denis N. Jumbam and Sandile P. Songca},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={290-4}
}
As part of the desire to save the environment through "green" chemistry practices, we herein report an environmentally benign synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) using cellulose extracted from an environmentally problematic aquatic weed, water hyacinth (WH), as both reducing and capping agent in an aqueous medium. By varying the pH of the solution and reaction time, the temporal evolutions of the optical and morphological properties of the as-synthesised Ag-NPs were investigated. The as… CONTINUE READING

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