Preparation of dendrimer-like gold nanoparticles by electrochemical method

Pin Hsiang Chiu, Chien Jung Huang, Cheng Fu Yang, Teen Hang Meen, Yeong Her Wang

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In this article, we demonstrate the synthesis of dendrimer-like gold nanoparticles (DGNs) by an electrochemical method using micelle templates formed by two surfactants with various amounts of toluene solvent, the primary surfactant being hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and the cosurfactant being tetradodecylammonium bromide (TTAB). To investigate the influence of toluene solvent on the DGNs, the amount of toluene was varied in the range from 10 to 50 μL. It was found that the shape of particles was changed from sphere to dendrimer-like shape, and the UV-vis optical absorption measurement revealed a pronounced red shift of the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak from 526 to 548 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotechnology (General) - 216th ECS Meeting
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventNanotechnology General Session - 216th ECS Meeting - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2009 Oct 42009 Oct 9

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


OtherNanotechnology General Session - 216th ECS Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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