Friday, April 24, 2009

Honey Used to Synthesize Nanoparticles

Honey Mediated Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Article in Press

Bio-directed synthesis of nanoparticles is of interest to biologists, chemists and materials scientists alike, especially in light of efforts to find greener methods of inorganic material synthesis. Though the biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles has been carried out by several groups of scientists using plants, fungi and bacteria, so far there is no report on the use of natural honey - mankind's only sweetener for centuries - for the synthesis of nanoparticles.

Here, it is a report on a greener synthesis of Au nanoparticles using honey as reducing and capping agents…

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