Journal of colloid and interface science, 2013, Vol.397, pp.199-205
An efficient ligand-assisted phase transfer method has been developed to transfer gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs, d: 5–25nm) from an aqueous solution to n-hexane. Four different ligands, namely 1-dodecanethiol (DDT), 1-octadecanethiol (ODT), dodecylamine (DDA), and octadecylamine (ODA) were investigated, and DDT was found to be the most efficient ligand. It appears that the molar ratio of DDT to Au-NPs is a critical factor affecting the transfer efficiency, and 270–310 is found to be the optimum range, under which the transfer efficiency is 〉96%. Moreover, the DDT-assisted phase transfer can preserve the shape and size of the Au-NPs, which was confirmed by UV–vis spectra and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Additionally, the transferred Au-NPs still can be well dispersed in the n-hexane phase and remain stable for at least 2weeks. On the other hand, the ODT-, DDA-, and ODA-assisted phase transfer is fraught with problems either related to transfer efficiency or NPs aggregation. Overall, the DDT-assisted phase transfer of Au-NPs provides a rapid and efficient method to recover Au-NPs from an aqueous solution to n-hexane. ; p. 199-205.
Transmission Electron Microscopy ; Nanogold ; Ligands ; Hexane ; Ddt (Pesticide) ; Aqueous Solutions
AGRIS (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
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