One-pot synthesis of Resorcinarene anchored Antibacterial Silver Nanoparticles for Selective and Sensitive determination of Chromium (III)

U.S. Panchal, V.K. Jain
Gujarat University,

Keywords: resorcinarene, nanoparticles, trivalent chromium, quenching, surface plasmon resonance


Highly stable, water-dispersible fluorescent silver nanoparticles have been synthesized using tetra-methoxy resorcinarene tetra-hydrazide (TMRTH) as a reducing as well as a stabilizing agent. TMRTH-AgNps have been characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, TEM (transmission electron microscopy) and EDX (Energy dispersive X-ray analysis). TMRTH-AgNps have been checked for its stability at different pH and temperature. Fluorescence studies reveal TMRTH-AgNps as turn-off fluorescence sensor for Cr(III) ion with a detection limit of 1 mM to 1 ┬ÁM. Cr(III) ion have been accurately and rapidly detected by TMRTH-AgNps among various other metal cations. Additionally, TMRTH-AgNps have been evaluated for its antimicrobial property and also a real sample analysis for the detection of Cr(III) from the Vinca rosea plant is also performed.