Outline of the article from Oxford University

New issue of Chemia Naissensis is published. In this issue, we have an article from researchers from the famous Oxford University. The authors are members of the prof. Richard Compton’s group. The Compton Group has interests ranging from fundamental electrochemistry to state of the art sensors.   

Figure 1: Schematic diagram of succinate capped Ag nanoparticles (Abbas et al. Chemia Naissensis, 2020, 3 (1), 50-70)

In published paper, Abbas and coworkers examined stability of capped silver nanoparticles. As caping agents, they used hydroxypropylcellulose-succinate in a facile and eco-friendly method of synthesis of capped silver nanoparticles. The obtained particles had an average diameter of 20 nm. Stability to clustering was investigated using different electrolytes and compared to citrate capped silver nanoparticles. Results have shown that hydroxypropylcellulose-succinate caped silver nanoparticles exhibit excellent stability. Authors emphasized that the high stability of nanoparticles and simple method of preparation encourage the use of capped silver nanoparticles as a potential catalyst or drug carriers in drug delivery method. 

Figure 2. TEM images of bare Ag nanoparticles (a) and capped nanoparticles (b) (Stevanovic et al. Colloid Polym Sci, 2012, 290, 221-231)

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