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Investigation of the select chemical amphiphilic surfactants based CdO nanoparticles for the application of solar radiation photocatalytic and antimicrobial activities

Gopi Somasundaram and Jayaprakash Rajan

Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Physics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India



Received: 24 May 2021  Accepted: 30 December 2021


The chemical surfactant-based synthesis route is the C–H-based aqueous method using to form the restrained shape of Cadmium Oxide (CdO) nanoparticles. The effect of different weight percentages of n-HEPTANE, POLYIMIDE, PVA, PVP, SDS in the preparation of CdO nanoparticles is studied. The surfactants are highly influenced by particle size variation and morphology gets changed. The role of surfactant is not produced any structural change apart from the particle size which is the advantageous part of the surfactant-based synthesis. The particle sizes from X-ray diffraction analysis were found that there is a decrease in particle size from 54 to 92 nm when using the artificial chemical additives. The firmness of the CdO nanoparticles synthesized with help of chemical surfactants was characterized by UV–vis Diffused Reflectance Spectrometer, Fourier Transformer inferred, and photoluminescence studies. The photocatalytic activity and antimicrobial activity is investigated on using the chemical surfactant-based CdO nanoparticles as catalyst under Solar irradiation and zone inhibition method respectively.

Keywords: n-heptane; Polyimide; PVA; PVP; SDS

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-021-02060-5


Chemical Papers 76 (5) 2893–2905 (2022)

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