Glycidyl-methacrylate-based electrospun mats and catalytic silver nanoparticles
Demir, Mustafa Muammer and Uğur, Gökçe and Gülgün, Mehmet Ali and Menceloğlu, Yusuf Z. (2008) Glycidyl-methacrylate-based electrospun mats and catalytic silver nanoparticles. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 209 (5). pp. 508-515. ISSN 1022-1352
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.200700544
P(AN-GMA) and PGMA fibers coated with monodisperse silver nanoparticles have been prepared by a combination of electrospinning and electroless plating. The morphology of the electrospun fibers remains unchanged after surface hydrazination. Oxidation of hydrazine in an ammoniacal solution of AgNO3 reduces and deposits silver atoms along the fiber surface, which then coalesce to Ag particles. The size of the silver nanoparticles is varied between 20-60 nm. Since the density of the active sites for silver reduction is lower in P(AN-GAAA), a smaller particle size could be obtained. The catalytic activity of the silver nanoparticles has been confirmed.
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