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A Silica Nanorattle with a Mesoporous Shell: An Ideal Nanoreactor for the Preparation of Tunable Gold Cores

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  • Longfei Tan,

    1. Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
    2. Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (P. R. China)
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  • Dong Chen,

    1. Beijing Creative Nanophase Hi-Tech Company, Limited, Beijing, 100086 (P. R. China)
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  • Huiyu Liu,

    1. Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Fangqiong Tang

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
    • Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China).
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Abstract

Using silica nanorattles filled with N-[3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyl] ethylenediamine as nanoreactors, size-tunable gold cores are fabricated inside the silica nanorattles using a facile, efficient, and large-scale method.

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