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One-Pot Biosynthesis of Carbon-Coated Silver Nanoparticles Using Palm Leaves as a Reductant and a Carbon Source

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posted on 2023-06-23, 17:04 authored by Xuchao Jian, Ying Wang, Rukang Zhu, Yingying Pan, Huangqing Ye, Xiping Zeng
In this study, carbon-coated silver nanoparticles (Ag@C NPs) were synthesized with a one-pot hydrothermal method using palm leaves as a reductant and a carbon source. SEM, TEM, XRD, Raman, and UV–vis analyses were employed to characterize the as-prepared Ag@C NPs. Results showed that the diameter of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) and the coating thickness could be controlled by changing the amount of biomass and the reaction temperature. The diameter ranged from 68.33 to 143.15 nm, while the coating thickness ranged from 1.74 to 4.70 nm. As the biomass amount and the reaction temperature increased, the diameter of Ag NPs and the coating thickness became larger. Thus, this work provided a green, simple, and feasible method for the preparation of metal nanocrystals.