Silver Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Uses and Health Concerns


Ilaria Armentano (Editor)
University of Perugia, Terni, Italy

Jose Maria Kenny (Editor)
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale, University of Perugia, Terni, Italy

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology, Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: SCI050000

“Silver Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Uses and Health Concerns” highlights recent advances in silver nanoparticles at the interface between material science, technology and bio-applications of these important metal nanostructures.

In this book, interesting discussions are reported on promising new avenues of research that reveal the enormous potential of emerging approaches in nanobiotechnology. This is an interdisciplinary field that conjugates expertise coming from different backgrounds. A nanotechnological approach is now used in different aspects of our life: medicine, energy, transport, etc. For this reason, we decided to invite scientists with different backgrounds and from all over the world to cover the various subjects connected with silver nanoparticles in terms of synthesis, applications and characterization. Nanostructures are playing a fundamental role in the advancement of science as a result of the continuing dramatic progress in understanding the electronic, optical, mechanical and biomedical properties of an ever-increasing variety of nanostructures.

Due to the large volume of literature published in these fields, there is a need for a proper organization of the acquired knowledge to provide resources and assistance to different audiences.

This book contains 19 chapters that we divided into three main sections. It starts with chapters on the synthesis procedures for obtaining silver nanoparticles. The second section deals with the uses of silver nanoparticles in combination with other materials (polymers, metals, oxides), while the final section is dedicated to the health concerns of silver nanoparticle based materials, in particular the antimicrobial activities and the cell interactions. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Development of Versatile Synthetic Procedures to Prepare Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles with Defined Properties
(Silvia Rinaldi and Loredana Latterini, Dipartimento di Chimica and Centro di Eccellenza sui Materiali Innovativi Nanostrutturati (CEMIN), Università di Perugia Via Elce di Sotto, Perugia, Italy, and others) pp.3-14

Chapter 2. Silver Nanoclusters: Size-Controlled Synthesis and Size-Dependent Properties
(Wei Chen, State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China) pp.15-34

Chapter 3. Fabrication of Silver Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation Technique: Their Characterization and Uses
(A.F.M.Y. Haider and Aminul I. Talukder, Physics Department, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh) pp.35-58

Chapter 4. Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles and Nanostructures for SERS Applications
(G. M. Herrera-Sandoval, H. Félix-Rivera, A. C. Padilla-Jimenez, M. Balaguera-Gelves, C. A. Ortega-Zúñiga, L. C. Pacheco-Londoño, O. M. Primera-Pedrozo, P. M. Fierro, C. Ríos-Velázquez and S. P. Hernández-Rivera, Univ. Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR, and others) pp.59-100

Chapter 5. Synthesis Methodology for Size and Shape Control of Silver Nanoparticles
(M.A. Shenashen, Sherif A. El-Safty and Emad A. Elshehy, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan, and others) pp.101-128

Chapter 6. Potential Role of Silver Nanoparticles Morphology on its Applications
(M.A. Shenashen, Sherif A. El-Safty and Emad A. Elshehy, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan, and others)pp.131-166


Chapter 7. First-Principles Study of Small Silver Clusters Deposited on TiO2 Surface
(A. Mazheika, Vitaly Matulis, T. Bredow, O. Ivashkevich, Research Institute for Physical Chemical Problems of the BSU, Minsk, Belarus, and others)pp.167-184

Chapter 8. Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticle-Based Nanocomposites
(E. Fortunati, Materials Engineering Center, UdR INSTM, University of Perugia, Terni, Italy)pp.185-202

Chapter 9. Silver Nanoparticles Confined into Block Copolymer Matrices: A Review
(Laura Peponi, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, ICTP- CSIC, Madrid, Spain)pp.203-218

Chapter 10. Silver-gold Nano-composites for Photo-catalytic and Sensing Applications
Ewa Kowalska, Yoshiaki Nishijima, Lorenzo Rosa and Saulius Juodkazis, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and others) pp.219-244

Health Concerns:pp.245-246

Chapter 11. Silver Nanoparticles in Alginate Solutions and Hydrogels Aimed for Biomedical Applications
(Bojana Obradovic and Vesna Miskovic-Stankovic, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia)pp.247-260

Chapter 12. Cytotoxicology of Silver Nanoparticles
(Horacio Bach and Fidel Martínez-Gutiérrez, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia British Columbia, Canada, and others)pp.261-282

Chapter 13. Synthesis and Stabilization of Silver Nanoparticles for Antibacterial and Drug Delivery Systems
(Darya Radziuk, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA)pp.283-300

Chapter 14. Biopolymeric Nanoparticles with a Silver Core for Biomedical Application
(Nicoletta Rescignano and Ilaria Armentano, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, CSIC, Madrid, Spain, and others)pp.301-318

Chapter 15. Silver Nanoparticles with Polymers as Medical Devices
(Magdalena Stevanovic, Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia)pp.319-332

Chapter 16. Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles with Bacteria: Influence of Surface Coatings
(Anil K. Suresh, Department of Molecular Medicine, Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA)
Chapter 17. Synthesis, Characterization, and Health Concerns of Silver Nanoparticles in Food Packaging Applications
(Raúl A. Trbojevich and Avelina Fernández, Division of Biochemical Toxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. FDA, Jefferson, AR, USA, and others)pp.347-369

Chapter 18. AgNPs, Silver Nanoparticles and Health Concerns: A Review on in vitro and in vivo Toxicity
(Livia Visai, Davide Ferrari, Silvia Minardi, Ennio Tasciotti, Piercarlo Mustarelli and Marcello Imbriani, Department of Molecular Medicine, Via Forlanini 6 and Center for Tissue Engineering (C.I.T.), University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, and others)pp.369-394

Chapter 19. Silver Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Growth Mechanism and Bioapplications
(Xiaohong Yang, Haitao Fu, Xuchuan Jiang and Aibing Yu, School of Materials Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW, Australia)pp.395-460
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Index pp.461-482


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