AL ALI Anas An-Najah National University

Preparation of Sulfur Nanoparticles and Investigating their Activities against Cancer Cells

Co-authors SULEIMAN Mohammed, HUSSEIN Ayman

Sulfur is an important element has many practical applications in present as nanoparticles. Nanosize sulfur particles also have many important applications like in pharmaceuticals, medicine, syn-thesis of nano-composites for lithium batteries, modification of carbon nano tubes [1]. Different methods were used for nano-sized particle synthesis; among those, chemical precipitation, electrochemical method, micro emulsion technique, composing of oil, surfactant, co-surfactant, aqueous phases with the specific compositions and ultrasonic treatment of sulfur-cystine solution [2]. In this work Sulfur nanoparticles (S NPs) were prepared by a quick precipitation method with and without using a surfactant to stabilize the formed S NPs. The synthesized S NPs were characterized by XRD, SEM and TEM in order to confirm their sizes and structures. Application of nanotechnology is suggested for diag-nosis and treatment of cancer [3]. The anticancer activity of the prepared S NPs has been tested on various types of cancer cell clones including leuke-mia, kidney and colon cancers.