Study on the preparation of selenium nanoparticles by gamma Co-60 method and investigate the stability

Nguyen Ngoc Duy 1,2, Dang Van Phu 1, Le Anh Quoc 1, Nguyen T. Kim Lan 1, Nguyen Quoc Hien 1, Tran T. Thu Ngan 2
1 Research and Development Center for Radiation Technology, 202A, Street 11, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 University of Science, VNU-HCM, 227 Nguyen Van Cu, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Among nanoparticle materials, selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) have attracted wide spread attention due to their excellent bioavailability, high bioactivity and low toxicity compared to other ionic selenium compounds. SeNPs with size ~ 41.75 nm were synthesized by γ-irradiation method using oligochitosan (OC) as stabilizer. The prepared SeNPs/OC were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscope (TEM) images. The SeNPs/OC powder was also prepared by spray drying technique and the purity was verified by energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis. The results of EDX showed that SeNPs/OC solution was of high purity. The stability of
SeNPs/OC solution was investigated. The results indicated that SeNPs/OC solution had good stability after 60 days of storage at 4ºC. At ambient temperature, the SeNPs/OC solution was unstable and agglomerated after about 15 days. The SeNPs/OC synthesized by γ-irradiation with the advantages of environmental friendly and mass production process may be potentially promising for applications in medicines, functional food and in other fields as well.

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