Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticle/Silica Nanostructures

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A novel approach is proposed to prepare organic-inorganic composite tubular structure by mineralizing silica and/or gold nanoparticle in the LbL assembled polypeptide multilayers films. Mesoporous silica (m-SiO2) and gold nanoparticle/mesoporous silica (Au NP/m-SiO2) tubes were prepared by subsequent calcination. The LbL assembled poly-L-lysine (PLL)/poly-L-tyrosine (PLT) multilayer film within the inner pores of polycarbonate templates acts as both a mineralizing agent and template for the formation of these materials. The as-prepared mesoporous SiO2 and Au NP/m-SiO2 tubes have well-defined structures. Gold nanoparticles with size smaller than 8 nm were immobilized in the silica network and the as-prepared Au NP/m-SiO2 tubes exhibit good catalytic activity towards the reduction of p-nitrophenol. This approach may provide a facile and general method to synthesize organic-inorganic and metal-oxide nanocomposites with different composition and structures.

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Rongming Wang, Ying Wu and Xiaofeng Wu

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321-325

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.688.321

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J. S. Jan et al., "Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticle/Silica Nanostructures", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 688, pp. 321-325, 2011

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June 2011

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