Factors that influence the stability of silver nanoparticles dispersed in propolis

Keywords: Biotechnology, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, Spectrophotometer Ultraviolet-Visible.


Propolis is a resinous material with a peculiar composition that stimulates several questions since ancient civilizations. These questions are related to the different properties of propolis, such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, antimutagenic, anti-inflammatory, and healing activities. Thus, these properties present in propolis are being used in bio-nanotechnological products due, for example, to their high content of flavonoids and phenolic substances that act in synergy with the properties found in silver nanoparticles. In this article, different physical-chemical factors that can influence the stability of silver nanoparticles dispersed in propolis will be discussed. Characterizations by visible ultraviolet spectrophotometry define the security of the colloidal nanosystem.


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Mayara Santana dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
NUMPEX-Bio, Biotecnologia. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Campus Duque de Caxias, Brasil.
Bianca Pizzorno Backx, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
NUMPEX-Bio, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Campus Duque de Caxias, Brasil.


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