Synthesis and isolation of {110}-faceted gold bipyramids and rhombic dodecahedra

Michelle L. Personick, Mark R. Langille, Jian Zhang, Nadine Harris, George C. Schatz, Chad A. Mirkin

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Two {110}-faceted gold nanostructures-rhombic dodecahedra and obtuse triangular bipyramids-have been synthesized via a Ag-assisted, seed-mediated growth method. The combination of a Cl--containing surfactant with a low concentration of Ag+ plays a role in the stabilization of the {110} facets. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported synthesis of a {110}-faceted bipyramid structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6170-6173
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 27 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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