A versatile method for surface functionalization and hydrophobization of gold nanoparticles

Takuya Ishida, Yohei Yanaga, Sunao Yamada, Yukina Takahashi

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A convenient, one-step, approach for surface modification with hydrophobic thiol or its dye-derivative of hydrophilic citrate-capped Au nanoparticles (Cit–AuNPs) is demonstrated. This method depended on the solubility of both Cit–AuNP and thiol or its derivative in the reaction solvent. We investigated a variety of solvents for Cit–AuNPs with 15–75 nm sizes and a capping molecule, octadecanethiol (ODT) or a disulfide derivative of hydrophobic porphyrin (PC10S)2. As to ODT, surface immobilization of Cit–AuNPs with ODT was successful in 2-propanol, while N,N-dimethylformamide was best in the case of (PC10S)2. In both cases, surface modified AuNPs were redispersible even after storing under dried powder conditions. Two-dimensional monoparticle films of surface-modified AuNPs by the Langmuir–Blodgett method with ethylene glycol as subphase could be formed and exhibit surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Spectra from the porphyrin skeleton were certainly observed, with the maximum photoluminescence enhancement of 15-fold, around 50-nm size. As to AuNP with 17-nm diameter, mixed monolayer assemblies of (PC10S)2 and octanethiol with different concentration ratios were fabricated and spectroscopic enhancement effects due to localized surface plasmon resonance were investigated.

ジャーナルApplied Surface Science
出版ステータス出版済み - 4 30 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)
  • 表面および界面
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜


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