Synthesis of highly positively polarized silver nanoparticles in poly(ethylene phthalate)/AgBF4 composite

Sang Wook Kang, Jinkee Hong, Jong Hak Kim, Yong Soo Kang

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Highly positively polarized silver nanoparticles were prepared using the strong interactions between the metal surface and phthalate oxygen atoms of poly(ethylene phthalate) (PEP) in a PEP/AgBF4 composite without a reducing agent or surfactant. The prepared silver nanoparticles were monodispersed (mean diameter, 5 nm), as confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and UV-visible spectroscopy. Furthermore, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) revealed that PEP served as a highly positively polarizer for silver nanoparticles. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalMacromolecular Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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