Comparison of Ag, Cu and Zn nanoparticles obtained using Aloe vera extract and gamma ionizing radiation

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C. Martínez Vieyra
M.T Olguin
E. Gutiérrez Segura
G. López Tellez

Abstract

The characteristics of the nanoparticles of silver, copper and zinc obtained from two synthetic routes were investigated. A possible future application of these nanoparticles is as bactericidal agents. The reduction methods were Aloe vera extract and gamma ray irradiation with a dose rate of 0.756 kGy/h and a total dose of 40 kGy from a 60Co-source. The chemical species of the nanoparticles (NPs) obtained by Aloe vera extract were Ag, CuO, and ZnO; while the NPs obtained using gamma irradiation were Ag and Cu2O. The precursor to obtaining the nanoparticles and the route of synthesis define the purity, morphology, crystallinity, and chemical speciation of the metal.

 

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Vieyra, C., Olguin, M., Segura, E., & Tellez, G. (2020). Comparison of Ag, Cu and Zn nanoparticles obtained using Aloe vera extract and gamma ionizing radiation. Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 18(5). https://doi.org/10.22201/icat.24486736e.2020.18.5.1284
Author Biographies

C. Martínez Vieyra

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Facultad de Química, Doctorado en Ciencia de Materiales. Toluca, México

 

M.T Olguin

Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Departamento de Química. Ocoyoacac, México

 

E. Gutiérrez Segura

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Facultad de Química. Toluca, México

 

G. López Tellez

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro Conjunto de Investigación en Química Sustentable. Tlachaloya, México