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Solvothermal synthesis of silver nanoparticles from thiolates

Rosemary, M. J. and Pradeep, T. (2003) Solvothermal synthesis of silver nanoparticles from thiolates. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 268 (1). pp. 81-84.

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A new solvothermal method for the synthesis of thiol-protected silver nanoparticles starting from silver thiolates is reported. The method has been tried with thiols of different chain length, such as octane and octadecane thiols, and the particle size was found to be nearly the same for both molecules. The synthesis was dependent on heating conditions and the best results were obtained when the temperature was between 180 and 200 °C. Addition of complexation agents such as acetyl acetone or triethylamine to the solvent did not change the product distribution significantly.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4499
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 07:15
Last Modified:02 Apr 2009 07:15

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