Synthesis of nanometer-sized poly (methyl methacrylate) polymer network by gold nanoparticle template

Fu Ken Liu*, Shang Yu Hsieh, Fu-Hsiang Ko, Tieh Chi Chu, Bau Tong Dai

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Abstract

Gold nanoparticle/polymer composites have been produced using a one-system polymer synthesis. The linear polymer, poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA, MW = 15,000 g/mol) is applied for the stabilization of gold nanoparticles. The Fourier transfer infrared (FT-IR) analysis data and transition electron microscopy (TEM) image reveal that the core shell structure of gold/PMMA nanocomposite has been synthesized. The ratio of the concentration of the capping polymer material to the concentration of the gold precursor could control the sizes of gold nanoparticles. With specific concentration of the reductant, the core-shell nanostructure could be fluctuated in order. After heating treatment, the network structure of PMMA capped gold nanoparticles could be synthesized as confirmed by the TEM image. The result indicates that PMMA not only acts as the stabilizer, but also as the bridge of the neighboring gold nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4147-4151
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume42
Issue number6 B
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Gold nanoparticle
  • Gold nanoparticle/PMMA nanocomposites
  • Nanometer-sized
  • Network
  • PMMA polymer

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