Title: Turning Waste Silver Chloride into Silver Nanoparticles
Authors: Meynaerts, Ben *
Jacobs, Mathias *
Chiaverini, Natalie
Mortier, Tom # ×
Issue Date: 14-Oct-2016
Publisher: The Chemical Educator
Series Title: The Chemical Educator vol:21 pages:202-203
Abstract: Silver chloride is generally seen as a waste product in school chemistry labs. In this article we describe the use of waste silver chloride as a starting product to synthesize stabilized silver nanoparticles. Waste silver chloride was first dissolved using ammonia into diamminesilver(I) ions and subsequently reduced with sodium borohydride using citrate as a stabilizer. The appearance of stable silver colloids can be demonstrated using the Faraday-Tyndall effect and the plasmon resonance can be visualized with UV/Vis spectroscopy.
ISSN: 1430-4171
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of management and technology - UC Leuven
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
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