Sonochemical synthesis and characterization of gold-ruthenium bimetallic nanoparticles
Panneerselvam Sathishkumar, Arumugam Manivel, Sambandam Anandan, Meifang Zhou, Franz Grieser, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2010
Gold-ruthenium (Au-Ru) bimetallic nanoparticles were synthesized by the sonochemical co-reduction of Au(III) and Ru(III) ions in aqueous solutions containing varying mole fractions (1:1, 1:3 and 1:5) of the metal ions using PEG as a stabilizer. The results observed in the current study suggest that the presence of Au nanoparticles significantly reduced the time required from 7 h to 4 h for Ru3+ reduction due to the Au nanoparticles acting as electron sink mediating the Ru3+ reduction process. Transmission electron microscopic images revealed that the bimetallic nanoparticles were formed with higher ruthenium content in the shell and higher gold content in the core. The mean diameter of Au-Ru..View full abstract
The research described herein was supported by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), Australia and Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.