Layer by Layer Deposition of Polyethylene Glycol Capped Silver Nanoparticles/Chitosan on Polyethylene Substrate

Maryam Jokar, Russly Abdul Rahman, Nor Azowa Ibrahim

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Multilayers of silver nanoparticles and chitosan were deposited on polyethylene film by a layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly technique. Silver nanoparticles with a size of about 5 nm were prepared by chemical reduction and then fabricated onto a polyethylene (PE) substrate, which led to the formation of a colored film with the thicknesses of 2, 4, 8, 12, and 20 layers. Silver nanocomposites were characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Results showed that nanoparticles deposited homogenously on the surface of the polyethylene film. LBL silver nanocomposites showed considerable antimicrobial activity by agar diffusion test.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Polymeric Materials
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)371-383
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • chitosan
  • layer by layer
  • polyethylene
  • silver nanocomposite
  • Anti-microbial activity
  • Chemical reduction
  • Colored film
  • FTIR
  • Layer by layer
  • Layer by layer deposition
  • Layer by layer self assembly
  • Polyethylene film
  • Polyethylene substrates
  • Silver nanoparticles
  • Amorphous carbon
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Chitosan
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Multilayers
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polyethylene glycols
  • Polyethylenes
  • Thermoplastics
  • Ultraviolet visible spectroscopy
  • X ray diffraction
  • Silver

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