A Novel Approach for the Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles on Top of a Tellurium Nanowire Using a Green Synthesis Approach for Biomedical Applications
- Conference: Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop
- Year: 2018
- Proceeding: Fifth International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop
- Group: Poster Session
- Time: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 5:30pm-6:30pm
In this research, the green synthesis of metallic tellurium nanowires as a template for the growth of metallic nanoparticles is presented. Metallic nanowires were created using a clean and cost-effective hydrothermal methodology, and then, they were used as a template for the growth of metallic nanoparticles made of different metals, such as platinum, silver or palladium. The synthesis is thermodynamically favored due to the reduction of the surface energy under the presence of a metallic anchorage for the synthesis.
After purification, both nanowires together with nanoparticles, and just nanoparticles were used for antibacterial and biocompatibility experiments showing much promise. Therefore, here, we developed an easy and quick synthesis of metallic nanoparticles on top of a tellurium nanowire synthesized by green chemistry, overcoming the many limitations of traditional synthesis.