Multiple morphologies of gold nano-plates by high-temperature polyol syntheses
Tang, T. and Hamley, I.W. (2009) Multiple morphologies of gold nano-plates by high-temperature polyol syntheses. Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 336 (1-3). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0927-7757
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High-temperature polyol methods were used to fabricate micro- or nano-sized gold plates. 1,2propanediol served as both medium and reducing agent. Triangular plates and polygonal plate shapes derived from triangular prisms as well as pentagonal structured gold particles have been synthesized. Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) plays an important role, but is not necessary, for the formation of these structures. These gold plates may have applications in the characterisation of adsorbed proteins or peptides. (C) 2008 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.