Monodisperse hexagonal silver nanoprisms: synthesis via thiolate-protected cluster precursors and chiral, ligand-imprinted self-assembly.

@article{Cathcart2011MonodisperseHS,
  title={Monodisperse hexagonal silver nanoprisms: synthesis via thiolate-protected cluster precursors and chiral, ligand-imprinted self-assembly.},
  author={Nicole Cathcart and Vladimir Kitaev},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={7411-25}
}
Silver nanoprisms of a predominantly hexagonal shape have been prepared using a ligand combination of a strongly binding thiol, captopril, and charge-stabilizing citrate together with hydrogen peroxide as an oxidative etching agent and a strong base that triggered nanoprism formation. The role of the reagents and their interplay in the nanoprism synthesis… CONTINUE READING