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Green sinthesys of gold nanoparticles using latex Hevea brasiliensis as reducing agent

Grant number: 14/01774-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal researcher:Aldo Eloizo Job
Grantee:Natália Mariana dos Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


This research project aims at the development of experimental synthesis of gold nanoparticles using the method of chemical reduction, framed as green synthesis, using the natural rubber latex as a natural compound, acting as a reducing agent. The solution of gold chloride latex will be monitored, following the reduction process of the nanoparticles as a function of parameters such as temperature, pH, concentration of latex solution (reagent), among others. At first, this solution will be characterized using UV-Vis spectroscopy, infrared (FT-IR ATR mode) and electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. Other techniques could be used to complement compound and nanoparticles studies, as thermal analysis (TG/DSC and FT-IR) to identify thermal stability and degradation process, as well as phase transitions in the presence of latex nanoparticles and structural modifications measured by micro-Raman spectroscopy. According to the results an orientation will be given, for potential applications in biomedical field, detection of chemical/biological agents and bioengineering. This procedure also aims at the total elimination, or at least minimization, of waste generated through basic principles toward the concepts of environmental and economic sustainability. (AU)

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SANTOS, NATALIA M.; GOMES, ANDRESSA S.; CAVALCANTE, DALITA G. S. M.; SANTOS, LUIS F.; TEIXEIRA, SILVIO R.; CABRERA, FLAVIO C.; JOB, ALDO ELOIZO. Green synthesis of colloidal gold nanoparticles using latex from Hevea brasiliensis and evaluation of their in vitro cytotoxicity and genotoxicity. IET Nanobiotechnology, v. 13, n. 3, p. 307-315, MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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