Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 897–906 | Cite as

Silver nanoparticles from AgNO3–affinin complex synthesized by an ecofriendly route: chitosan-based electrospun composite production

  • Fernando Bedolla-Cázares
  • Perla E. Hernández-Marcelo
  • Mario A. Gómez-Hurtado
  • Gabriela Rodríguez-García
  • Rosa E. del Río
  • Yliana López-Castro
  • Juan Pablo García-Merinos
  • J. Martín Torres-Valencia
  • J. Betzabe González-Campos
Original Paper


A novel nanofibrous chitosan-based composite containing affinin and silver nanoparticles is obtained by electrospinning. Silver nanoparticles are synthesized by sunlight photoreduction of the metal complex [Ag2–(affinin)](NO3)2 in polymeric solution, via a green one-pot methodology, wherein chitosan and affinin act as reducing, dispersing and stabilizing agent.


Biocomposite Silver nanoparticles Metal complex Chitosan nanofibers Sunlight photoreduction 



The authors would like to thank the National Council of Science and Technology of México (CONACyT) and the Scientific Research Council of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Bedolla-Cázares
    • 1
  • Perla E. Hernández-Marcelo
    • 1
  • Mario A. Gómez-Hurtado
    • 1
  • Gabriela Rodríguez-García
    • 1
  • Rosa E. del Río
    • 1
  • Yliana López-Castro
    • 1
  • Juan Pablo García-Merinos
    • 1
  • J. Martín Torres-Valencia
    • 2
  • J. Betzabe González-Campos
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical and Biological ResearchesUniversidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de HidalgoMoreliaMexico
  2. 2.Universidad Autónoma del Estado de HidalgoMineral de la ReformaMexico

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