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Rapid continuous flow synthesis of high-quality silver nanocubes and nanospheres

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Abstract

We report a biphasic-liquid segmented continuous flow method for the synthesis of high-quality plasmonic single crystal silver nanocubes and nanospheres. The nanocubes were synthesized with controllable edge lengths from 20 to 48 nm. Single crystal nanospheres with a mean size of 29 nm were obtained by in-line continuous-flow etching of as-produced 39 nm nanocubes with an aqueous solution of FeNO3. In comparison to batch synthesis, the demonstrated processes represent highly scalable reactions, in terms of both production rate and endurance. The reactions were conducted in a commercially available flow-reactor system that is easily adaptable to industrial-scale production, facilitating widespread utilization of the procedure and the resulting nanoparticles.

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The article was received on 28 Jun 2013, accepted on 19 Sep 2013 and first published on 20 Sep 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43295E
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 22397-22403
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    Rapid continuous flow synthesis of high-quality silver nanocubes and nanospheres

    H. Mehenni, L. Sinatra, R. Mahfouz, K. Katsiev and O. M. Bakr, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 22397
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43295E

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