Facile "green" synthesis, characterization, and catalytic function of beta-D-glucose-stabilized Au nanocrystals.

@article{Liu2006FacileS,
  title={Facile "green" synthesis, characterization, and catalytic function of beta-D-glucose-stabilized Au nanocrystals.},
  author={Juncheng Liu and Gaowu W Qin and Poovathinthodiyil Raveendran and Yutaka Ikushima},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={2131-8}
}
We present a straightforward, economically viable, and "green" approach for the synthesis and stabilization of relatively monodisperse Au nanocrystals with an average diameter of 8.2 nm (standard deviation, SD=2.3 nm) by using nontoxic and renewable biochemical of beta-D-glucose and by simply adjusting the pH environment in aqueous medium. The beta-D-glucose acts both as reducing agent and capping agent for the synthesis and stabilization of Au nanocrystals in the system. The UV/Vis… CONTINUE READING