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Article

Suitability of Date Palm Leaflets for Sulphated Cellulose Nanocrystals Synthesis

1Department of Arid Land Agriculture, Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdullaziz University, P.O. Box 80208, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research. 2017, 4(1), 7-16
doi: 10.12691/nnr-4-1-2
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Sherif S. Z. Hindi. Suitability of Date Palm Leaflets for Sulphated Cellulose Nanocrystals Synthesis. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research. 2017; 4(1):7-16. doi: 10.12691/nnr-4-1-2.

Correspondence to: Sherif  S. Z. Hindi, Department of Arid Land Agriculture, Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdullaziz University, P.O. Box 80208, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia. Email: shindi@kau.edu.sa

Abstract

Cellulose nanocrystals (SCNCs) were synthesized from macerated fibers isolated from leaflets of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). The resultant SCNCs were characterized by optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). H2SO4-hydrolysis helped isolation of SCNCs with high crystallinity by removing the amorphous regions of the cellulosic microfibril. The SCNCs in an acidic solution were aggregated to form bigger architectures. The SCNCs exhibited a principle sharp peak around 2θ = 21.25° related to the cellulose-I structure. The crystallinity index of the SCNCs was found to be high (85.5%). The average crystallite size of the SCNCs was 2.7 nm. The FTIR results confirmed high purity of the SCNCs conforming to cellulose I. The TGA showed that about 59.13% of the SCNCs mass was lost up to 500°C. Based on the results, the leaflets are suitable precursor for SCNCs synthesis.

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Article

Control of the Surface Plasmon Resonance of Two Configurations of Nanoparticles: Simple Gold Nanorod and Gold/Silica Core/Shell

1Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nano-Fabrication, Faculté des sciences et Techniques Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) B.P. 25114 Dakar-Fann Dakar, Senegal


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research. 2017, 4(1), 1-6
doi: 10.12691/nnr-4-1-1
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
A Sambou, P. D. Tall, Kh Talla, O. Sakho B D Ngom, A C Beye. Control of the Surface Plasmon Resonance of Two Configurations of Nanoparticles: Simple Gold Nanorod and Gold/Silica Core/Shell. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research. 2017; 4(1):1-6. doi: 10.12691/nnr-4-1-1.

Correspondence to: O.  Sakho B D Ngom, Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nano-Fabrication, Faculté des sciences et Techniques Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) B.P. 25114 Dakar-Fann Dakar, Senegal. Email: bdngom@gmail.com

Abstract

We report on the study of optical properties of ellipsoidal nanoparticles forms using Gans’s theory and Drude model; we introduce important parameters such as surrounding medium, shell thickness. Nanorods shaped nanoparticles are distinguished of others forms by the appearance of two peaks corresponding to their plasmonic bands: transverse mode placed in the visible region and the longitudinal mode located toward longer wavelength. The simulation results show a strong dependence of core/shell ratio and surrounding medium on longitudinal resonance. Nano shell nanoparticles composed with a big core (gold) aspect ratio are more shifted with increasing of silica layer.

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