Combinatorial polymer library approach for the synthesis of silver nanoplates

Byung Ho Kim, Ju Hwan Oh, Sang Hun Han, Young Ji Yun, Jae Seung Lee

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We employ a combinatorial library approach to control the shape of the silver nanostructures by regulating the structure of their seeds. Twenty-four polymers are investigated in detail with respect to their functionalities, chemical structures, molecular weights, and charges, each of which turns out to play significant roles in synthesizing high-quality silver nanoplates at room temperature in a fast manner. A mechanism depicting the exceptionally stable seed structures 'stitched' by polymer threads is proposed, which clearly explains the experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4424-4433
Number of pages10
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 27


  • combinatorial polymer library
  • defect structure
  • seed-mediated growth
  • silver nanoplates
  • surface plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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