Controllably catalytic decomposition of acetaldehyde in solution by using gold nanoparticles released from sonoelectrochemically prepared gold microsheets

Keng Liang Ou, Ting Chu Hsu, Yu Chuan Liu, Kuang Hsuan Yang

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Abstract

As shown in the literature, hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) has been one of the most popular molecules for the preparation of Au and Ag nano-sized particles. In this work, we report a new sonoelectrochemical pathway to prepare CTAB-capped micro-sized Au sheets in solutions. After complete removal of CTAB Au nanoparticles (NPs) were released from micro-sized Au sheets in solution, in which pH was reduced simultaneously. Therefore, enriched Au NPs can be controllably obtained from micro-sized Au sheets by increasing pH of solution. Experimental results indicate the particle sizes of released Au NPs with predominant (1 1 1) face is ca. 5 nm in diameter. Moreover, the catalytic activity of the prepared Au NPs was demonstrated by analyzing the decomposition of acetaldehyde in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Volume701
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Au nanoparticles
  • Controllable release
  • pH
  • Sonoelectrochemical methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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