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ERIC Number: EJ1043270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Red-Light Emitting Au Nanoclusters with the Use of Egg White
Tian, Jinghan; Yan, Lei; Sang, Aohua; Yuan, Hongyan; Zheng, Baozhan; Xiao, Dan
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n10 p1715-1719 Oct 2014
We developed a simple, cost-effective, and eco-friendly method to synthesize gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) with red fluorescence. The experiment was performed using HAuCl[subscript 4], egg white, Na[subscript 2]CO[subscript 3] (known as soda ash or washing soda), and a microwave oven. In our experiment, fluorescent AuNCs were prepared within a reaction time of 10 min. The asprepared AuNCs (4 to 8 nm diameter) exhibited an emission peak at 628 nm. The undergraduate students in the laboratory course synthesized fluorescent AuNCs via the proposed synthesis route. Furthermore, the students learned certain basic knowledge regarding nanomaterials and acquired useful instrumental skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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