Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 54, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

On the non-innocence of the imidazolium cation in a rapid microwave synthesis of oleylamine-capped gold nanoparticles in an ionic liquid

Author affiliations

Abstract

We report a very fast (10–30 s) microwave method to prepare oleylamine-capped, monodisperse ca. 8–11 nm gold nanoparticles in an ionic liquid. A pyrrolidinium-based ionic liquid proved an excellent medium for the task whereas, despite their popularity in nanosynthesis, imidazolium ionic liquids gave no colloidally-stable gold nanoparticles in an otherwise identical reaction.

Graphical abstract: On the non-innocence of the imidazolium cation in a rapid microwave synthesis of oleylamine-capped gold nanoparticles in an ionic liquid

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 19 Apr 2018, accepted on 13 Jun 2018 and first published on 21 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03150A
Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 7523-7526

  •   Request permissions

    On the non-innocence of the imidazolium cation in a rapid microwave synthesis of oleylamine-capped gold nanoparticles in an ionic liquid

    N. Bhawawet, J. B. Essner, J. L. Atwood and G. A. Baker, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7523
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03150A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements