Seeds mediated synthesis of giant gold particles on the glass surface

  • A. A. Vasko
  • T. I. Borodinova
  • O. A. Marchenko
  • S. V. Snegir
Original Article


Herein, we present the protocols of synthesis of two types of gold particles which are in the great interest for the purpose of molecular electronics. The first type is the flat prisms with a triangular/hexagonal shape and a lateral size up to ~ 80 µm. They were synthesized directly on a glass surface pretreated with (3-aminopropyl)-triethoxysilane molecules. The second type of particles was synthesized with using gold seeds with diameter of 18 nm. These seeds were deposited on a glass surface coated with APTES. The resulted three-dimensional structures with a form close to spherical increase in size up to 0.5–0.08 µm. Moreover, these particles grew up separately and did not merge during 48 h of synthesis.


Gold seeds Giant particles Prisms Citrate APTES 


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The authors declare no competing financial interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.F. D. Ovcharenko Institute of Biocolloidal ChemistryNational Academy of ScienceKievUkraine
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of ScienceKievUkraine
  3. 3.Chuiko Institute of Surface ChemistryNational Academy of SciencesKievUkraine

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