@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10003175,
	  title     = {Amino Acid Coated Silver Nanoparticles: A Green Catalyst for Methylene Blue Reduction},
	  author    = {Abhishek Chandra and  Man Singh},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Highly stable and homogeneously dispersed amino
acid coated silver nanoparticles (ANP) of ≈ 10 nm diameter, ranging
from 420 to 430 nm are prepared on AgNO3 solution addition to gum
of Azadirachta indica solution at 373.15 K. The amino acids were
selected based on their polarity. The synthesized nanoparticles were
characterized by UV-Vis, FTIR spectroscopy, HR-TEM, XRD, SEM
and 1H-NMR. The coated nanoparticles were used as catalyst for the
reduction of methylene blue dye in presence of Sn(II) in aqueous,
anionic and cationic micellar media. The rate of reduction of dye was
determined by measuring the absorbance at 660 nm,
spectrophotometrically and followed the order: Kcationic > Kanionic >
Kwater. After 12 min and in absence of the ANP, only 2%, 3% and 6%
of the dye reduction was completed in aqueous, anionic and cationic
micellar media respectively while, in presence of ANP coated by
polar neutral amino acid with non-polar -R group, the reduction
completed to 84%, 95% and 98% respectively. The ANP coated with
polar neutral amino acid having non-polar -R group, increased the
rate of reduction of the dye by 94, 3205 and 6370 folds in aqueous,
anionic and cationic micellar media respectively. Also, the rate of
reduction of the dye increased by three folds when the micellar media
was changed from anionic to cationic when the ANP is coated by a
polar neutral amino acid having a non-polar -R group.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering},
	  volume    = {10},
	  number    = {1},
	  year      = {2016},
	  pages     = {2 - 8},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10003175},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/109},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 109, 2016},
	}