Synthesis of Ag@Polycarbazole Nanocomposite using Ferric Acetate as an Oxidant

Bhawani, Showkat Ahmad and Asim Ali, Yaqoob and Zahoor, Ahmad and Khalid, Umar and Akil, Ahmad (2020) Synthesis of Ag@Polycarbazole Nanocomposite using Ferric Acetate as an Oxidant. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 32 (5). pp. 1069-1074. ISSN 0975-427X

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Abstract

Silver nanowires and Ag@polycarbazole nanocables have been effectively fabricated. Polyol-reduction and ion adsorption process were used to fabricate pure silver nanowires and Ag@polycarbazole nanocomposite by using an oxidant (iron acetate). Ions of oxidant were adsorbed on the surface of pure silver nanowires to oxidize carbazole monomers for efficient polymerization. The morphology of nanowires and Ag@PCz composite were characterized by using SEM, FT-IR and photoluminescence analysis. The SEM shows the presence of a smooth polymeric sheath. FT-IR and photoluminescence analysis shows dominant peaks that indicate the presence of silver nanowires and polycarbazole (PCz) with a smooth polymeric coating. Nanoparticle analyzer was used to determine z-average and actual size of sample. UV-visible spectrum shows two bands that were dominant at 345 and 410 nm. These are π to π* transitions that indicates the presence of polycarbazole nanocables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Silver nanowires, Polycarbazole nanocable, Oxidant, Ferric acetate, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 02:45
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 02:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29660

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