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Seed-free, aqueous synthesis of gold nanowires

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A seed-free, aqueous solution route was devised for preparing single crystalline gold nanowires by using a new reducing agent, 2-pyrrolidinone as a solvent and water as an initiating agent. In addition, the reaction mechanism was carefully studied by control experiments and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS).

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The article was received on 10 May 2012, accepted on 27 Jun 2012 and first published on 27 Jun 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25726B
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7549-7551

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    Seed-free, aqueous synthesis of gold nanowires

    C. C. Li, L. B. Chen, Q. H. Li and T. H. Wang, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 7549
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25726B

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