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Synthesis and Characterization of Monodispersed, Oleic Acid/Oleylamine Stabilized Silver Nanospheres in Organic Medium

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One-pot synthesis of spherical silver nanoparticles with excellent monodispersity in organic medium is presented in this account. Thermal decomposition of organometallic precursor, (hfac)Ag(PMe3) in the presence of oleic acid and oleylamine in o-xylene provides monodispersed silver nanospheres with the average diameters ranging from 15 to 18 nm and the deviations less than 7%. Characterization of the resulting silver nanoparticles by TEM analyses and UV-visible spectra demonstrated a narrow size distribution of the particles prepared in this study comparable to or better than those made by other synthesis methods.


Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3067

Publication date: February 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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