Green synthesis, optical properties and catalytic activity of silver nanoparticles in the synthesis of N-monosubstituted ureas in water


Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeha,*, Ferydon Babaeib, S. Mohammad Sajadic and Ali Ehsania


a Department of Chemistry, Faculty of science, University of Qom, P. O. Box 37185-359, Qom, Iran.

b Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Qom, Qom, Iran.

c Department of Petroleum Geoscience, Faculty of Science, Soran University, PO Box 624, Soran,

Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq

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We report the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by using Euphorbia condylocarpa M. bieb root extract for the synthesis of N-monosubstituted ureas in water. UV-Visible studies show the absorption band at 420 nm due to surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of the silver nanoparticles. This reveals the reduction of silver ions (Ag+) to silver (Ago) which indicates the formation of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs). This method has the advantages of high yields, simple methodology and easy work up.