Synthesis of gold nanoparticles via electroless deposition in SBA-15

Tewodros Asefa, R. Bruce Lennox

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The synthesis of monodisperse samples of gold nanoparticles ranging from 5 to 9 nm in SBA-15 using silver-catalyzed electroless deposition was presented. The asynthesized SBA-15 material was treated with hexamethydisilazane (HMDS)/toluene solution under N2 for 12h. It was observed that the synthesis results in a Au/SBA-15 nanocomposite material with a very large loading level of monodisperse gold nanoparticles aligned in the channels. It was also observed that the extraction of the SBA-15 entrapped gold from the nanocomposite by etching the SBA-15 framework with HF in the presence of alkanethiols results in milligram quantities of gold nanoparticles with low polydisperity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2481-2483
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 17 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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