Practical preparation of size-controlled gold nanoparticles in water

Tetsu Yonezawa, Mizuki Sutoh, Toyoki Kunitake

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Facile, safe and efficient preparation of stable dispersions of gold nanoparticle from tetrachloroaureic(III) ion is achieved by simultaneous addition of citrate as reductant and sodium 3-mercaptopropionate as stabilizer. No rigorous cleanliness is needed and the reductant is decomposed to CO2. The particle size can be controlled in the range between 2.3 nm and 10 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-620
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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