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  1. A. Das, R. Chadha, N. Maiti, and S. Kapoor, “Role of surfactant in the formation of gold nanoparticles in aqueous medium,” Journal of Nanoparticles, vol. 2014, Article ID 916429, 7 pages, 2014.
Journal of Nanoparticles
Volume 2014, Article ID 916429, 7 pages
Research Article

Role of Surfactant in the Formation of Gold Nanoparticles in Aqueous Medium

Radiation & Photochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085, India

Received 25 July 2014; Accepted 28 August 2014; Published 10 September 2014

Academic Editor: Amir Kajbafvala

Copyright © 2014 Abhishek Das et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

In this work, gold nanoparticles were synthesized in presence of anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) in aqueous medium. The obtained results were compared to that observed in case of absence of any stabilizer. Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and zeta potential. During the initial stage of the work, images were obtained for the SDS stabilized GNPs using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). As the size of the particles formed were found to be lower than practically achievable resolution of the instrument, particles are not distinctly observed, however, the results gave an idea about the uniformity of particle distribution. Moreover the X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDAX) results confirmed the presence of gold in the prepared sol.

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