By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators discuss new findings in Nanoparticles. According to news reporting originating from Istanbul, Turkey, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A one step chemical reduction process was used for the preparation of hydrophilic silver nanoparticles (AgNP) using silver nitrate, sodiumborohydride and polyvinylpyrolidone as stabilizer. In the case of hydrophobic silver nanoparticles reduced silver ions were stabilized with cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "The resultant nano particles were characterized by absoption spectra and their interactions with cationic cobalt (QCoPz) and neutral magnesium (MgPz) porphyrazines in water and in organic medium were investigated by using UV-vis spectroscopy and zeta potential techniques. It is confirmed that both metalloporphyrazine molecules interact with silver nanoparticles in an effective manner. The possible arrangement of the porphyrazines on the surfaces of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic AgNPs has been also discussed according to obtained spectroscopic results."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These well-characterized novel AgNP-metalloporphyrazine composites are expected to be useful in optical and catalytic applications."
For more information on this research see: Preparation and characterization of silver nanoparticle-porphyrazine composites. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2013;17(10):928-933. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines can be contacted at: World Sci Publ Co Inc, 27 Warren St, Ste 401-402, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-1409)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.M. Sevim, Technical Univ Istanbul, Dept. of Chem, TR-34469 Istanbul, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include A.S. Keskin and A. Gul (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Turkey, Eurasia, Istanbul, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
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