The authors appreciate assistance from Dr. Eiji Taguchi and Prof. Hidehiro Yasuda at the Research Center for Ultra-High Voltage Electron Microscopy, Osaka University for TEM measurements. The X-ray absorption experiments were performed at the Spring-8, Harima (Japan).
The Synthesis of Size- and Color-Controlled Silver Nanoparticles by Using Microwave Heating and their Enhanced Catalytic Activity by Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance†
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 29, pages 7446–7450, July 15, 2013
How to Cite
Fuku, K., Hayashi, R., Takakura, S., Kamegawa, T., Mori, K. and Yamashita, H. (2013), The Synthesis of Size- and Color-Controlled Silver Nanoparticles by Using Microwave Heating and their Enhanced Catalytic Activity by Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 7446–7450. doi: 10.1002/anie.201301652
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 10 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 26 FEB 2013
- mesoporous silica;
- microwave chemistry;
- surface plasmon resonance
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) of various colors were synthesized within the mesopore structure of SBA-15 by using microwave-assisted alcohol reduction. The charge density is partially localized on the surface of these Ag NPs owing to localized surface plasmon resonance. This charge localization results in them having enhanced catalytic activity under visible light irradiation compared to Ag NPs obtained by thermal processes.