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Dithiocarbamate ligand stabilised gold nanoparticles

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Dithiocarbamates are used as adsorbates for the preparation of gold nanoparticles. A range of mono- and tetrakis-functionalised dithiocarbamate ligands containing alkyl, benzyl and resorcinarene cavitand substituents are synthesised. Nanoparticles are prepared by a two-phase synthesis and are characterised by 1H NMR spectroscopy, UV-Visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and elemental analysis. The colloids are found to be stable over a number of months storage in air. The synthetic versatility of the dithiocarbamate ligand is further demonstrated by the synthesis of ruthenium(II) bipyridyl dithiocarbamate capped gold nanoparticles.

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The article was received on 29 Jun 2005, accepted on 17 Oct 2005 and first published on 01 Nov 2005

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B509173J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2006,16, 209-215
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    Dithiocarbamate ligand stabilised gold nanoparticles

    M. S. Vickers, J. Cookson, P. D. Beer, P. T. Bishop and B. Thiebaut, J. Mater. Chem., 2006, 16, 209
    DOI: 10.1039/B509173J

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