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Egg White in Production of Nanoparticles


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Researchers proposed the application of egg white as the size-controlling agent in the production of oxide nanoparticles.
Egg white is a natural biomaterial that contains high amount of amino acids and various proteins such as albumin and lysosome. Amino acids have a structure that can play the role of stabilizer and size-controller in the synthesis of nanoparticles.The aim of the group was to synthesize and evaluate the toxicity of cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles through green chemistry method as a safe and novel approach. Non-toxic cerium oxide nanoparticles have been produced through this method with average particle size of about 24 nm.

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Egg white has been used directly in this research due to its availability and reasonable price.In this method lack of the use of hazardous materials and chemicals.

 

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