Mechanistic insights into interaction of humic acid with silver nanoparticles

Manoharan, Vijayan, Ravindran, Aswathy and Anjali, C. H. (2014) Mechanistic insights into interaction of humic acid with silver nanoparticles. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, 68 1: 127-131. doi:10.1007/s12013-013-9699-0

Author Manoharan, Vijayan
Ravindran, Aswathy
Anjali, C. H.
Title Mechanistic insights into interaction of humic acid with silver nanoparticles
Journal name Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1085-9195
Publication date 2014-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12013-013-9699-0
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 68
Issue 1
Start page 127
End page 131
Total pages 5
Place of publication Totowa, NJ United States
Publisher Humana Press
Language eng
Abstract Humic acid (HA) is one of the major components of the natural organic matter present in the environment that alters the fate and behavior of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs). Transformation of Ag NPs happens upon interaction with HA, thereby, changing both physical and chemical properties. Fluorescence spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to analyze the interaction of Ag NPs with HA. In pH and time-dependent studies, the near field electro dynamical environment of Ag NPs influenced the fluorescence of HA, indicated by fluorescence enhancement. SEM revealed not only morphological changes, but also significant reduction in size of Ag NPs after interaction with HA. Based on these studies, a probable mechanism was proposed for the interaction of HA with Ag NPs, suggesting the possible transformation that these nanoparticles can undergo in the environment.
Keyword Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs)
Humic acid (HA)
Natural organic matter
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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