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Catalytic properties of gold nanoparticles immobilized on the surfaces of nanocarriers

Chen, Xi and Zhao, Dongyun and An, Yingli and Shi, Linqi and Hou, Wenchao and Chen, Li (2010) Catalytic properties of gold nanoparticles immobilized on the surfaces of nanocarriers. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (5). pp. 1877-1887.

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Gold nanoparticles are immobilized in the hydrophilic coronas of spherical micelle carriers for high catalytic activity. The micelle is formed by self-assembly of block copolymer, polystyrene-b-poly (acrylic acid), in basic aqueous solution (pH 10) and has a polystyrene core and a poly (acrylic acid) corona. The gold nanoparticles are anchored into the poly (acrylic acid) corona by in situ reduction of the mixture of HAuCl4 and micelle with NaBH4. The sizes of the gold nanoparticles can be adjusted by changing the content of the HAuCl4. In the process of catalyzing p-nitrophenol to p-aminophenol, the reaction shows one-order kinetics, furthermore, the reaction rate increases with the concentration of composites as well as reaction temperature. Comparing the composites with polystyrene as core and poly (4-vinylpyridine)/Au as corona, the catalytic activity of the present composites is higher, which is ascribed to their hydrophilic corona structure.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gold - Nanoparticles - Nanocarrier - Core–corona - Micelles
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:9245
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:08 Jun 2010 17:43
Last Modified:08 Jun 2010 17:43

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