Matter of age: growing anisotropic gold nanocrystals in organic media

Anil V. Gaikwad, Peter Verschuren, S.S. Kinge, Gadi Rothenberg, Erika Eiser

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We investigated the influence of the reduction state of gold ions on the growth of gold nanocrystals in N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF). While freshly prepared solutions of AuCl3 produce spherical nanocrystals, aged precursor solutions containing mainly Au+ ions and Au0 atoms lead to various branched nanoparticles. Furthermore, we show that also the amount of the reducing and stabilisation agent tetra-n-octylammonium formate (TOAF) plays a decisive role on the
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Pages (from-to)951-956
JournalPhysical chemistry chemical physics
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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