Synthesis of anisotropic rod-like gold nanostructures was carried out in chloroform employing amodified ascorbic acid derivative as a reducing agent in the presence and absence of seed particles. The seedparticles and/or the chloroaurate ions were phase transferred to the organic media using n-octadecyl amine.High-resolution transmission electron microscopy analysis clearly revealed that the anisotropic structures aresingle crystalline in nature. The stabilization of certain crystallographic faces of anisotropic gold nanostructuresby amines is invoked to explain the formation of these structures.
Synopsis A convenient way to synthesize anisotropic gold nanorod like structures directly in non-polar organic media employing a modified ascorbic acid derivative as a reducing agent is being reported.
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