Preparation of Cu Nanocomposites from EDA, DETA, and Jeffamine Cored PAMAM Dendrimers with TRIS and Carboxyl Surface Functional Groups

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Erturk A. S. , GÜRBÜZ M. U. , TÜLÜ M. , BOZDOĞAN A. E.

ACTA CHIMICA SLOVENICA, vol.63, no.4, pp.763-771, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.17344/acsi.2016.2528
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIMICA SLOVENICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.763-771
  • Keywords: TRIS and carboxyl terminated PAMAM dendrimers, Dendrimer encapsulated nanoparticles, EDA, DETA, Jeffamine, Cu nanocomposites, MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS, NANOPARTICLES, GOLD, COMPLEXES, CLUSTERS, CU(II)


This study presents the synthesis and UV-Vis characterization of Cu nanocomposites from ethylenediamine (EDA) (E), diethylenetriamine (DETA) (D), and Jeffamine (R) T-403 (P) cored PAMAM dendrimers (PAMAMs) with TRIS and carboxyl surface functional groups. Cu-PAMAM dendrimer encapsulated nanoparticles (Cu-DENs) were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy. Disappearance of the 680 nm d-d transition and 270-300 nm ligand to metal charge transfer (LMCT) peaks and the formation of monotically increasing exponential band were used as the evidence of the successful synthesis of Cu-DENs in addition to immediate color change of dendrimer-metal mixture solutions from blue to golden brown by reduction. Synthesized Cu-DENs could be facilitated as novel alternatives to the existing nanomaterials used in a wide range of applications involving bio and chemical sensors, catalysis, hydrogenations, oxidations, semiconductors, noble metals, magnetic dendrimer nanocomposites, environmental cleanup and many others.