Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1039/c2ra21854b
Title: In situ deposition of gold nanostructures with well-defined shapes on unfunctionalized reduced graphene oxide through chemical reduction of a dry gold precursor with ethylene glycol vapor
Authors: Jen Cho, S.
Suri, A.
Mei, X.
Ouyang, J. 
Issue Date: 28-Jan-2013
Citation: Jen Cho, S., Suri, A., Mei, X., Ouyang, J. (2013-01-28). In situ deposition of gold nanostructures with well-defined shapes on unfunctionalized reduced graphene oxide through chemical reduction of a dry gold precursor with ethylene glycol vapor. RSC Advances 3 (4) : 1201-1209. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2ra21854b
Abstract: Graphene deposited with metal nanostructures can have important applications in various areas. This paper reports the in situ deposition of gold nanostructures with well-defined shapes, including triangular nanoplate and cuboid, on unfunctionalized reduced graphene oxide (rGO) by a two-step process. The first step is to coat a layer of HAuCl4 on an rGO film on glass, which is prepared by the reduction of a graphene oxide film with aluminum in an HCl solution. The second step is to reduce the dry HAuCl4 layer to metallic Au nanostructures with ethylene glycol vapor at 160 °C for 15 min, which gives rise to the deposition of Au nanostructures with well-defined shapes on rGO. No solvent or additives are added during the chemical reduction. The shape of the Au nanostructures depends on the Au loading. The majority of the Au nanostructures are triangular nanoplates, when the Au loading is low. The Au nanostructures with hexagonal nanoplate and pentahedron nanoplate shapes become remarkable at high Au loading. Moreover, the shape of the Au nanostructures can be changed to cuboid by introducing acids into the HAuCl4. The different shapes of the Au nanostructures deposited on rGO are interpreted in terms of the generation and diffusion rates of the Au atoms. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013.
Source Title: RSC Advances
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/86442
ISSN: 20462069
DOI: 10.1039/c2ra21854b
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