Surfactant-free sub-2 nm ultrathin triangular gold nanoframes
Mohammad Mehdi Shahjamali
Pramana, Stevin Snellius
Date of Issue2013
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, An*STAR
Ultrathin triangular gold nanoframes were synthesized in high yield through selective gold deposition on the edges of triangular silver nanoprisms and subsequent silver etching with mild wet etchants. These ultrathin gold nanoframes are surfactant-free with tailorable ridge thickness from 1.8 to 6 nm and exhibit adjustable and distinct surface plasmon resonance bands in the visible and near-IR region. In comparison, etching of the nanoprism template via galvanic replacement can only create frame structures with much thicker ridges, which have much lower catalytic activity for 4-nitrophenol reduction than the ultrathin gold nanoframes.
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