Preparation of silver nanorods by rapid microwave heating

Fu Ken Liu*, Yu Cheng Chang, Pei Wen Huang, Fu-Hsiang Ko, Tieh Chi Chu

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We report a method for preparing silver nanorods by a rapid heating process. The procedure we use is one in which a silver salt is reduced to silver metal by sodium citrate under the influence of microwave irradiation. The silver products were characterized by UV - vis absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, and X-ray diffractometry. Key aspects for the production of nanorods having high aspect ratios are rapid microwave heating and adequate reaction times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1050-1051
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 5 Aug 2004

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