Spectroscopic investigation of green synthesized ZnS nanoparticles encapsulated by sodium carboxy methyl cellulose

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Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing


In this article, the capping action of Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (NaCMC) on ZnS nanoparticles synthesized by microwave-assisted method is reported. The X-ray diffraction and electron diffraction studies corroborated nanocrystalline nature of cubic ZnS. Discontinuous cluster growth of particles was implied by optical absorption studies. This was reflected in transmission electron microscope images. Fourier-transform infrared studies confirmed NaCMC capping on the surface of ZnS nanoparticles. Effective encapsulation of ZnS nanoparticles by NaCMC was further supported by Raman scattering, thermal studies and photoluminescence studies. Surface modification of ZnS nanoparticles with NaCMC appear to be suitable for specific biomedical applications due to the nontoxicity of ZnS and NaCMC.



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