Templated synthesis of Ag-Au bimetallic nanoparticles by amphiphilic PVC-g-PSSA graft copolymer film

Jin Ah Seo, Jung Tae Park, Joo Hwan Koh, Jong Hak Kim

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Abstract

Amphiphilic comb-like copolymer consisting of a poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) backbone and poly(styrene sulfonic acid) (PSSA) side chains, i.e. PVC-g-PSSA at 68:32 wt.% was synthesized via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). This self-assembled graft copolymer film was used to template the growth of Ag-Au bimetallic nanoparticles in the solid state by introducing NaBH4 as a reducing agent. The in situ formation of Ag-Au bimetallic nanoparticles in the graft copolymer film was confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). High resolution TEM picture showed the formation of spherical Ag-Au core-shell nanoparticles. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the solid-state synthesis of Ag-Au bimetallic core-shell nanoparticles using amphiphilic comb-like copolymer film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4492-4493
Number of pages2
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume62
Issue number30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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