One-pot sonochemical synthesis of dendron-stabilized gold nanoparticles as promising nano-hybrid with potential impact in biological application

Kwati Leonard, Masatake Kawashima, Hiroaki Okamura, Junichi Kurawaki

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Dihydroxy fatty acid-based (DF) dendron-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNps) were synthesized without adding any external reducing or stabilizing agent. Each DHA base dendron (G1, G2, or G3) possesses a single thiol at the focal point and free -OH groups at the other terminal and as a result can be used to reduce AuCl4- to Au0 and stabilize the nascent AuNps by the thiol group. The size and distribution of the AuNp produced can also be correlated with the rate of Au (III) reduction. TEM images vividly demonstrate the specific morphology of gold nanoparticles with different sizes and shapes obtained by using different generations of DF dendrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2240-2243
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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