Poly(amidoamine)-G5 dendrimers/noble metal gold hybrid nanoparticles prepared by γ-ray irradiation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3567-3570
Journal / PublicationMaterials Letters
Issue number17
Online published14 Dec 2006
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


In the absence of a chemical reductant and other protective reagents, noble metal gold hybrid nanoparticles are successfully prepared by 60Co γ-ray irradiation using fifth-generation poly(amidoamine) dendrimer with surface amine-terminated group as polymeric template. The zerovalent gold is of spherical structure and the particle size is on nanometer scale range of 3-12 nm. The size distribution of gold nanoparticles displays multidispersity. The results of FTIR show that interactions between dendrimer template and gold nanoparticle exist in intra-molecule and inter-molecule of fifth-generation poly(amidoamine) dendrimer. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • γ-ray irradiation, Gold hybrid nanoparticles, Interaction, Poly(amidoamine) dendrimers