Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 566-569

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One-Pot Silver Nanoring Synthesis

  • Nicolas DrogatAffiliated withLaboratoire de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Université de Limoges
  • , Robert GranetAffiliated withLaboratoire de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Université de Limoges Email author 
  • , Vincent SolAffiliated withLaboratoire de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Université de Limoges
  • , Pierre KrauszAffiliated withLaboratoire de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Université de Limoges

Abstract

Silver colloidal nanorings have been synthesized by reducing silver ions with NaBH4 in trisodium citrate buffers. pH increase, by addition of NaOH, was used to speed up reduction reaction. The UV–vis absorption spectra of resulting silver nanorings showed two peaks accounting for transverse and longitudinal surface plasmon resonance, at ≈400 nm, and between 600 and 700 nm, respectively. The shapes of these silver nanoparticles (nanorings) depended on AgNO3/NaBH4 ratio, pH and reaction temperature. Particles were analysed by transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. A reaction pathway is proposed to explain silver nanoring formation.

Keywords

Nanorings Silver Nanoparticles Synthesis