Ҫanakkale Onsekiz Mart University’s Nurettin Sahiner conducted a study, which demonstrated the facile, one-step synthesis of p (4-VP) nanoparticles using Brookhaven Instruments’ 90Plus Particle Size Analyzer and NanoBrook ZetaPALS Potential Analyzer. The method used presented the possibility of preparing particles with different morphologies in the presence of different conomers with various initiators. The study is entitled, “A Facile Method for the Preparation of Poly (4-vinylpyridine) Nanoparticles and their Characterization.”
Particle characterization was done via transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) techniques. DLS studies were performed with a 90Plus particle size analyzer using a diluted solution of p (4-VP) particles in water and acetone. Before and after the quaternization reaction, a NanoBrook ZetaPALS Zeta Potential Analyzer was used to determine the zeta potential measurements. The study also showed that a positive charge can be used by means of simple quaternization with alkyl halides.
The study resulted in a facile method of using functional materials that have potential biological and environmental application. More investigative studies are underway for the synthesis of antimicrobial hydrogel nanoparticles for use in various applications. Brookhaven Instruments’ 90Plus Particle Size Analyzer and NanoBrook ZetaPALS Potential Analyzer are useful tools for research involving effective particle characterization.
Brookhaven Instruments only offers high quality, top-notch and state-of-the-art equipment highly recommended for innovations in biological and environmental applications.