Silver nanoparticles by PAMAM-assisted photochemical reduction of Ag+

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The photochemical synthesis of Ag(0) nanoparticles in the presence of amino- and carboxylate-terminated PAMAM dendrimers is reported. The formation of Ag(0) nanoparticles was followed spectrophotometrically and by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). According to TEM investigations Ag(0) nanoparticles with the average size of about 7 nm in diameter were produced. Based on the present investigation a possible mechanism for the Ag(0) nanoparticles formation is proposed. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-553
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of colloid and interface science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2000



  • PAMAM dendrimers
  • Photochemical reduction
  • Silver nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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