Formation of gold sols using ultrasound

Stephen Au Yeung, Rachel Hobson, Simon Biggs, Franz Grieser

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The formation of colloidal gold particles of diameter less than 10 nm has been achieved by the irradiation of aqueous HAuCl4 solutions with 20 kHz ultrasound; the particle size and efficiency of particle formation is highly dependent on the presence of alcohol, its type and concentration, in the solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-379
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993


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