Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 1929–1936 | Cite as

1-Hexadecylamine as both reducing agent and stabilizer to synthesize Au and Ag nanoparticles and their SERS application

Research Paper

Abstract

1-Hexadecylamine (HDA)-capped Au and Ag nanoparticles (NPs) have been successfully prepared by a one-pot solution growth method. The HDA is used as both reducing agent and stabilizer in the synthetic process is favorable for investigating the capping mechanism of Au and Ag NPs’ surface. The growth process and characterization of Au and Ag NPs are determined by Ultraviolet–visible (UV–vis) spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Experimental results demonstrate that the HDA-capped Au and Ag NPs are highly crystalline and have good optical properties. Furthermore, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra of 2-thionaphthol are obtained on the Au and Ag NPs modified glass surface, respectively, indicating that the as-synthesized noble metal NPs have potentially high sensitive optical detection application.

Keywords

Au Ag NPs HDA SERS Noble metal nanostructures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, School of ScienceBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Beijing Key Lab for Nano-Photonics and Nano-Structure (NPNS), Department of PhysicsCapital Normal UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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