Online ISSN: 2788-6867

Keywords : Silver nanoparticles


Antibacterial Studying of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized by Chemical Reduction Method Using Different Stabilized Concentrations

Zahraa S. Ghazi; Mohammad R. Mohammad; Manal A. Abbood; Amal A. Hussein

Journal of Applied Sciences and Nanotechnology, 2022, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 106-114
DOI: 10.53293/jasn.2022.4514.1118

Silver nanoparticles were prepared by the chemical reduction method. Silver nitrate was taken as a metal precursor and sodium borohydride as a reducing agent with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) stabilizers of different concentrations, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques have been used, these measurement results showed that the prepared material is silver nanoparticles. The average size of silver nanoparticles using the Scherrer equation with values ranging from 8.49-12.15nm. TEM images showed that the silver nanoparticles are spherical in size between 5-47nm. Nanoscale distribution of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) prepared at different concentrations was studied by AFM. Silver nanoparticles showed high antimicrobial and antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria such as Escherichia Coli and Gram-negative Staphylococcus aureus, whose bacterial activity was dependent on the concentration of PVA and PVP and the degree of intramolecular accumulation. Low concentrations of PVP lead to increase the activity, while high concentrations of PVA give better activity.