Concave cubic gold nanocrystals with high-index facets

Jian Zhang, Mark R. Langille, Michelle L. Personick, Ke Zhang, Shuyou Li, Chad A. Mirkin

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A new class of gold nanostructures, concave nanocubes, enclosed by 24 high-index {720} facets, have been prepared in a monodisperse fashion by a modified seed-mediated synthetic method. The Cl- counterion in the surfactant plays an essential role in controlling the concave morphology of the final product. The concave nanocubes exhibit higher chemical activities compared with low-index {111}-faceted octahedra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14012-14014
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number40
StatePublished - Oct 13 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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