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A simple and “green” method for the synthesis of Au, Ag, and Au–Ag alloy nanoparticles

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Abstract

Integration of “green chemistry” principles into nanotechnology is one of the key issues in nanoscience research today. In this work, we report an environmentally benign method for the preparation of Au, Ag, and Au–Ag nanoparticles in water, using glucose as the reducing agent and starch as the protecting agent. The alloy nanoparticles prepared in this way appears to be homogeneous and their sizes are well within the quantum size domain (<10 nm), where they are more amenable to size-dependent changes in electronic properties.

Graphical abstract: A simple and “green” method for the synthesis of Au, Ag, and Au–Ag alloy nanoparticles

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2005, accepted on 15 Nov 2005 and first published on 30 Nov 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B512540E
Citation: Green Chem., 2006,8, 34-38
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    A simple and “green” method for the synthesis of Au, Ag, and Au–Ag alloy nanoparticles

    P. Raveendran, J. Fu and S. L. Wallen, Green Chem., 2006, 8, 34
    DOI: 10.1039/B512540E

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