The formation of gold nanoparticles in our optimized synthesis is achieved through reduction of tetrachloroauric acid in 2 - (N - morpholino)ethanesulphonic acid (MES) buffered glucose and stabilization by starch at room temperature. The formation has been followed by measuring the electrochemical potential, conductivity, pH, turbidity, UV - Vis extinction , core size and hydrodynamic diameter . The synthesized AuNPs have been employed as core particles in advanced core - shell structures with highly porous platinum nanoparticle coating or copper oxide shells. These hold poten- tials as effective catalysts in fuel cells and methanol reformers.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||NanoDay - EuroTech Universities - Munich, Germany|
Duration: 1 Jun 2011 → 1 Jun 2011
|Conference||NanoDay - EuroTech Universities|
|Period||01/06/2011 → 01/06/2011|