In situ coating of diatom frustules with silver nanoparticles

Jeremiah Toster, Qin Lin Zhou, N Smith, K Iyer, Federico Rosei, Colin Raston

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    Diatom frustules decorated with silver nanoparticles between 10 and 20 nm in diameter, are accessible at room temperature under basic conditions using glucose as a reducing agent and without the need of linking agents. The process is sensitive to both pH and the time elapsed after plasma cleaning prior to decoration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2060-2063
    Number of pages4
    JournalGreen Chemistry
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


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