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Silver nanoparticles: synthesis through chemical methods in solution and biomedical applications

Jorge García-Barrasa, José López-de-Luzuriaga and Miguel Monge
From the journal Open Chemistry

Abstract

Chemical methods provide an easy way to synthesize silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in solution. These metal nanoparticles have a great potential for biomedical applications as an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent or in wound healing. The adjustment of the parameters involved in these reactions permits a precise control over the size, shape, monodispersity, and the surfaces of the nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are being used in the design of new hybrid organic-inorganic or inorganic nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

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