Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2009 / Article

Open Access

Volume 6 |Article ID 109608 | 7 pages |

Mixed Surfactant Template Method for Preparation of Nanometer Selenium

Received01 Nov 2008
Revised06 Jan 2009
Accepted20 Mar 2009


Selenium nanoparticles have been synthesized in an aqueous solution by using sodium dodecyl sulfate and polyvinyl alcohol as a soft template. The factors on synthesis, such as reaction time, concentration of reactants and ultrasonic irradiation were studied. The uniform stable selenium nanospheres were obstained in the conditions of 1.0 (mass fraction) sodium dodecyl sulfate, 1.0 (mass fraction) polyvinyl alcohol, n(Vc):n(H2SeO3)=7:1 and 7 minutes after the initiation of the reaction at room temperature. The average particle size of selenium is about 30 nm. The product was characterized by UV and TEM. Finally the applications of the red element nanometer selenium in anti-older cosmetics are presented.

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