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Size Modulation of Colloidal Au Nanoparticles via Digestive Ripening in Conjunction with a Solvated Metal Atom Dispersion Method: An Insight Into Mechanism

Bhaskar, Srilakshmi P and Vijayan, Megha and Jagirdar, Balaji R (2014) Size Modulation of Colloidal Au Nanoparticles via Digestive Ripening in Conjunction with a Solvated Metal Atom Dispersion Method: An Insight Into Mechanism. In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 118 (31). pp. 18214-18225.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1021/jp505121b

Abstract

Digestive ripening, a postsynthetic treatment of colloidal nanoparticles, is a versatile method to produce monodisperse nanoparticles and to prepare various bimetallic nanostructures. The mechanism of this process is largely unknown. Herein, we present a systematic study conducted using Au nanoparticles prepared by a solvated metal atom dispersion method to probe the mechanistic aspects of digestive ripening. In our study, experimental conditions such as concentration of capping agent, reaction time, and temperature, were found to influence the course of the digestive ripening process. Here it is shown that, during digestive ripening under reflux, nanoparticles within an optimum size window are conserved, and surface etching facilitated mass transfer resulted in monodisperse nanoparticles. Overall, digestive ripening can be considered as a kinetically controlled thermodynamic process.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 09:10
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2014 09:10
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49895

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