Sonoelectrochemical synthesis of chitosan/gold nanocomposites for application in removing toxic materials in mainstream smokes

Keng Liang Ou, Chung Chin Yu, Yu Chuan Liu, Kuang Hsuan Yang, Cheng Cai Wang, Qing Ye Chen

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In this work, chitosan (Ch)-capped gold nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared in aqueous solutions by electrochemical methods. First, Ch-capped Au cations were prepared by dissolving Au substrates via electrochemical treatments of oxidation-reduction cycles. Then the Ch-capped Au cations were reduced via sonoelectrochemical reductions to synthesize Ch/Au nanocomposites (NCs). The particle size of prepared Au NPs with predominant (1 1 1) face on Ch is ca. 15 nm. Ch on the prepared Ch/Au NCs can easily react with acetaldehydes in mainstream smokes to form Schiff bases. Then catalysts of Au NPs can instantaneously decompose capped acetaldehydes and oxidize CO into CO 2 to protect people from poisoning in the mainstream smokes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2333-2337
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011



  • A. Composites
  • C. Photoelectron spectroscopy
  • D. Catalytic properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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