Controlling formation of gold nanoparticles generated in situ at a polymeric surface
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Appl. Surf. Sci.
Gold nanoparticle; Polymer surface; SU-8; Plasmonics; Catalysis; SILVER NANOPARTICLES; METAL NANOPARTICLES; SODIUM-BOROHYDRIDE; PLASMON; RESONANCE; REDUCING AGENTS; SU-8; FILMS; FABRICATION; DEPOSITION; CITRATE; Chemistry, Physical; Materials Science, Coatings & Films; Physics, ; Applied; Physics, Condensed Matter
This work shows that in situ reduction of metal ions bound at a polymer surface can form nanoparticles within the polymer matrix as well as at the interface, and the size and distribution of nanoparticles between the interface and subsurface depends upon the choice of reagents and reaction conditions. Tetrachloroaurate ions were bound to cross-linked SU-8 films that were functionalized using a variety of multi-functional amines, then reduced using one of several reagents. Reduction using sodium borohydride or sodium citrate generates bands of interspersed gold nanoparticles as much as 40 nm deep within the polymer, indicating that both the Au ions and the reducing agent can penetrate the surface enabling formation of nanoparticles within the polymer matrix. Nanoparticle formation can be confined nearer to the polymer interface by reducing with hydroquinone, or by processing the polymer film in aqueous media using high molecular-weight multifunctional amines that confine the gold ions at the interface. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Applied Surface Science
"Controlling formation of gold nanoparticles generated in situ at a polymeric surface" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5190.