Aqueous-organic phase transfer of gold and silver nanoparticles using thiol-modified oleic acid

Alejandra López-Millán, Paul Zavala-Rivera, Reynaldo Esquivel, Roberto Carrillo, Enrique Alvarez-Ramos, Ramón Moreno-Corral, Roberto Guzmán-Zamudio, Armando Lucero-Acuña

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Abstract

The handling of metallic nanoparticles often requires their dispersion into several polar and nonpolar solvents. Solid-phase stages or polymer-based ligands are commonly required to complete the transfer. The construction of a thiol ligand based in oleic acid, and its ability to efficiently assist in gold and silver nanoparticle aqueous-organic phase transfer is reported. After the transfer, the particles are completely dispersed in an organic solvent, preserving their diameter and morphology, as confirmed by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and scanning transmission electron micrographs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number273
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Oleic acid
  • Phase transfer
  • Silver nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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López-Millán, A., Zavala-Rivera, P., Esquivel, R., Carrillo, R., Alvarez-Ramos, E., Moreno-Corral, R., Guzmán-Zamudio, R., & Lucero-Acuña, A. (2017). Aqueous-organic phase transfer of gold and silver nanoparticles using thiol-modified oleic acid. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 7(3), [273]. https://doi.org/10.3390/app7030273