Title

Minimizing Formaldehyde Use in the Synthesis of Gold−Silver Core−Shell Nanoparticles

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Chemistry of Materials

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

The majority of formaldehyde used in the synthesis of gold−silver core−shell nanoparticles does not function as a reducing agent. Instead, the formaldehyde reacts with ammonium hydroxide to form a polymer, which binds to the gold nanoparticle cores and results in an asymmetric coating of silver. The resultant nanoparticles absorb in the near infrared. Understanding this mechanism allowed us to decrease the formaldehyde used 100-fold, providing a greener synthesis.

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Copyright © 2010 American Chemical Society

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https://doi.org/10.1021/cm9035693

DOI

10.1021/cm9035693

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20520

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