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Dr. Eldin W. C. Lim
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
National University of Singapore, Singapore
IJCEA 2016 Vol.7(3): 173-177 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2016.V7.566

Synthesis of Micronsized Gold Nanoplates at Low Precursor Concentration Using Ionic Liquid as Novel Subphase Solvent

Han Jia and Hongtao Zhou
Abstract—The micronsized gold nanoplates were successfully synthesized under Langmuir monolayer of 1-hexadecyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide (C16mimBr) when the room temperature ionic liquid ethylammonium nitrate (EAN) was used as the novel subphase solvent. Due to strong electrostatic interaction, the C16mim+ cations can arrange closely at the EAN surface to form a compact monolayer. At the low precursor concentration, the sizes of obtained gold nanoplates in EAN solution are much larger than that in aqueous solution. The effects of the novel subphase solvent were further demonstrated with the assistance of the energy calculation methods. The delicate equilibrium among nucleation, diffusion and growth rates plays the key role in the formation of larger nanoplates. By the control experiment with a cationic fluorocarbon surfactant, the mechanism was proposed and further demonstrated.

Index Terms—Langmuir monolayers, Ionic liquid, subphase solvent, gold nanoplates.

Han Jia and Hongtao Zhou are with College of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China (e-mail: jiahan@upc.edu.cn).

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Cite: Han Jia and Hongtao Zhou, "Synthesis of Micronsized Gold Nanoplates at Low Precursor Concentration Using Ionic Liquid as Novel Subphase Solvent," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 173-177, 2016.

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