Dissolution of silver nanoparticles in presence of natural organic matter

Dissolution of Silver Nanoparticles In Presence of Natural Organic Matter

 Zhang Linlin1*, Kulukawa Tanaka2  

1Department of Chemistry, Jinan Vocational College, Jinan, Shandong 250000, China

2Department of Chemistry, Daiichi Institute of Technology 110005, Japan  

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2014, 5 (1), pp 06-08

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2013.7520

Publication Date (Web): Dec 28, 2013

E-mail: chenshaofeng@rocketmail.com


This study investigated the dissolution kinetics of silver nanoparticles in presence of natural organic matter. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized using chemical reduction method. Particle size and surface charges of the synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized using a zetasizer. ICP-MS combined with ultrafiltration technology was used to quantify the silver nanoparticle dissolution in presence of natural organic matters. The obtained results suggested that the dissolution rate of silver nanoparticles decreases with increasing natural organic matter content. Our study provides important guidance in elucidating the transport and fate of silver nanoparticles in natural water conditions.


Dissolution kinetics, silver nanoparticle, natural organic matter, zeta potential.

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