Hexadecylamine capped silver and gold nanoparticles: Comparative study on formation and self-organization

Mishra, T and Sahu, Ranjan K and Lim, S -H and Salamanca-Riba, L G and Bhattacharjee, S (2010) Hexadecylamine capped silver and gold nanoparticles: Comparative study on formation and self-organization. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 123 (2-3). pp. 540-545.

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Synthesis of silver and gold nanomaterials in a two-phase system at 30◦C using hexadecylamine as both reducing as well as capping agent is discussed. Low amine to metal ratio (1.5) was maintained to understand the effect of amine in the growth and stabilization of nanoparticles. Nanomaterials formation was monitored and characterized by XRD, UV–vis spectroscopy, HRTEM and FT-IR. Formation of silver nanoparticles and subsequent self-organization to form elongated structure was conformed by UV–vis spectra and TEM study. TEM image also supports the formation of elongated structure due to the selforganization of nanoparticles in a secondary process. However, no elongated structure is noticed in case of gold. Gold particles of 4–5nm size are found to aggregates to bigger particles of average size of 12nm through Ostwald ripening process. FT-IR spectra indicate the formation of aliphatic nitriles during silver and gold reduction process. This study indicates that it is difficult to stabilize the smaller nanoparticles after formation with amine to metal ratio of 1.5.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2010.05.01...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Silver; Gold; Nanomaterials; Hexadecylamine
Divisions:Corrosion and Surface Engineering
ID Code:1256
Deposited By:Dr Trilochan Mishra
Deposited On:22 Jul 2010 14:52
Last Modified:25 Jan 2012 10:40
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