Role of Quercetin in the Green Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles

Travyse Edwards, Maureen Kitheka, Dr. Puja Goyal , Department of Chemistry, State University of New York - Binghamton, 4400 Vestal Pkwy E, Binghamton, NY 13902

A method for the green synthesis of gold nanoplates was reported using water as a solvent, water-soluble quercetin diphosphate (QDP), and sunlight as a source of energy. The mechanism by which light influences the synthesis isn’t understood. Understanding this mechanism could allow for optimization of the synthesis and, potentially, access to a larger range of nanoparticle shapes and sizes. We will use Quantum Mechanical/ Molecular Mechanical methods to investigate which species are present in the solution upon exposure to light, which will give us a better idea of the previously mentioned mechanism. Molecular Dynamics simulations will allow us to sample low energy conformations of QDP, and Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory will provide us with calculated Ultraviolet/Visible (UV/Vis) spectral data to compare with the experimentally determined UV/Vis spectral data. We expect to sample many species and investigate how they contribute to the UV/Vis spectral data.

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Travyse Edwards

Institution: State University of New York-Binghamton

Type: Poster

Subject: Chemistry

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 4
Date/Time: Tue 11:00am-12:00pm
Session Number: 3595