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Polygonal gold nanoplates in a polymer matrix

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Abstract

Polygonal gold nanoplates are generated in situ in poly(vinyl alcohol) film through thermal treatment, the polymer serving as the reducing agent and stabilizer for the nanoparticle formation and enforcing preferential orientation of the plates. The rare pentagonal as well as the more commonly observed hexagonal, triangular and square/rectangle shapes are obtained by fine-tuning the Au/PVA ratio and the time and temperature of fabrication.

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2005, accepted on 09 Mar 2005, published on 18 Mar 2005 and first published online on 18 Mar 2005


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B500536A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005, 2387-2389
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    Polygonal gold nanoplates in a polymer matrix

    S. Porel, S. Singh and T. P. Radhakrishnan, Chem. Commun., 2005, 2387
    DOI: 10.1039/B500536A

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