Brief Communication

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 1005-1010

Preparation and property of polyvinyl alcohol-based film embedded with gold nanoparticles

  • Changmei SunAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University
  • , Rongjun QuAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University Email author 
  • , Chunnuan JiAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University
  • , Yanfeng MengAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University
  • , Chunhua WangAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University
  • , Yanzhi SunAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University
  • , Lingyan QiAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University

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Abstract

Gold nanoparticles were prepared by a simple heat-treated method using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as reducing and stabilizing agent in this article. UV/Vis spectroscopy was used to monitor the preparation. The formation of a sharp band at ~530 nm in the UV/Vis spectra and morphological characters revealed by transmission electron microscopy indicated the generation of Au nanoparticles. The PVA film embedded with Au nanoparticles was prepared by flow casting method and characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectra, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results showed that Au nanoparticles embedded in PVA film can improve the thermal stability of the film under investigation, leading to interesting technological applications.

Keywords

Au nanoparticles Polyvinyl alcohol Composite materials Film Thermal property Colloids