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Detection and extraction of endosulfan by metal nanoparticles

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One of the most common pesticides in the developing world, endosulfan, can be detected in ppm levels using gold nanoparticles. Endosulfan adsorbs on the nanoparticle surface and upon interaction for a long time, the nanoparticles precipitate from the solution. Interaction with silver is weak, yet adsorption occurs leading to removal of endosulfan from the solution. A multilayer assembly of gold nanoparticles prepared on a glass substrate shows excellent spectrophotometric response suggesting potential applications.

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The article was received on 06 Jan 2003, accepted on 27 Jan 2003 and first published on 07 Feb 2003

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B300107E
J. Environ. Monit., 2003,5, 363-365

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    Detection and extraction of endosulfan by metal nanoparticles

    A. Sreekumaran Nair, R. T. Tom and T. Pradeep, J. Environ. Monit., 2003, 5, 363
    DOI: 10.1039/B300107E

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