The Production of Polysaccharide Nanoparticles Using Microfluidics

Matt Michael

In the current study, silver nanoparticles that have been proved to be effective antibacterial agents against Escherichia coli are continuously produced using microfluidic reactors and environmentally friendly substances like glucose and flour. Even after 48 months of unprotected storage at 24 °C, the silver nanoparticles created under continuous flow maintained their stability in terms of optical response, shape, and size distribution. When the continuous flow arrangement was employed to complete the reaction in less than 9 minutes, the greatest results in terms of colloidal stability were achieved after synthesising those nanoparticles at 70oC in the presence of an excess of glucose. Comparatively, identical studies conducted under batch settings took a lot longer to complete and produced findings that were significantly less stable and more polydisperse, especially in the range for long-term preservation.