Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 80–86 | Cite as

Preparation of gold nanoparticles (GNP) aqueous suspensions by a new method involving Tiron

  • Mamiko Hori
  • Cécile Pagnoux
  • Jean-François Baumard
  • Masayuki Nogami


A new method is proposed to produce gold nanoparticles (GNP) by in situ reduction of a gold salt dissolved in water. The reducing agent used is Tiron instead of the citrate anion most often mentioned in literature. The influence of various parameters has been investigated, such as the content of Tiron with respect to that of the precursor of gold HAuCl4, or the initial pH of the solution after mixing of reactants. It is shown that Tiron also exerts a positive influence as a dispersant, which impedes agglomeration of gold nanoparticles. The typical average size of GNP synthesized in the present work is close to 7 nm.


Gold Nanoparticles Photon Correlation Spectroscopy HAuCl4 Tiron Photon Correlation Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mamiko Hori
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cécile Pagnoux
    • 1
  • Jean-François Baumard
    • 1
  • Masayuki Nogami
    • 2
  1. 1.SPCTS, UMR CNRS 6638, ENSCILimoges CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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