Facile phase transfer of gold nanoparticles from aqueous solution to organic solvents with thiolated poly(ethylene glycol)

A. M. Alkilany, A. I Bani Yaseen, J. Park, J. R. Eller, C. J. Murphy

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A simple approach for the efficient transfer of large gold nanoparticles from water to organic solvents using thiolated poly(ethylene glycol) as a phase transfer agent is presented. The addition of a common solvent during the phase transfer allowed for nanoparticles to be concentrated by a factor of 250 without aggregation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52676-52679
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number95
StatePublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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