High-yield synthesis of single-crystalline gold nano-octahedra

Cuncheng Li, Kevin L. Shuford, Q. Han Park, Weiping Cai, Yue Li, Eun Je Lee, Sung Oh Cho

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Pieces of eight: Single-crystalline Au nano-octahedra with well-defined shape and tunable size can be synthesized by a modified polyol process. The octahedral Au nanocrystals have sharp corners and display optical properties that are sensitive to the crystal sizes and the truncation of the tips. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3264-3268
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Crystal growth
  • Gold
  • Nanostructures
  • Polyol synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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