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Gold Particle Synthesis via Reduction of Gold Salt in the Ionic Liquid 1-Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate Aqueous Solution

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Abstract:

The formation of gold particles via reduction of HAuCl4ยท4H2O by ascorbic acid in the presence of ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and sodium alginate has been studied. The shape of the synthesized particles could be tuned by controlling the reaction conditions. Specifically, the flowerlike gold particles can be synthesized by the present synthetic route. It demonstrates that both the ionic liquid and the sodium alginate play an important role for the formation of the flowerlike particles. The synthesized flowerlike particles show enhanced electroactivity for H2O2.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2012.6204

Publication date: June 1, 2012

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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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