Synthesis of large bumpy silver nanostructures with controlled sizes and shapes for catalytic applications

Ju Hwan Oh, Do Yeon Kim, Jae Seung Lee

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We have synthesized disc-like large silver nanomaterials that have nanostructured bumps on the surface using smaller nanoplate seeds. The size and shape of the bumpy nanostructures are rationally controlled by changing the concentrations of nanoplate seeds, silver ion, reductant, and citrate ion. Importantly, the synthetic mechanism of these bumpy nanostructures is remarkably similar to that of the conventional seed-mediated growth based on tiny seeds. We have further investigated the catalytic properties of the bumpy nanostructures for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol, which is associated with a concomitant color change from yellow to colorless.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1004
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 20



  • Catalysis
  • Microstructure
  • Nanostructure
  • Seed-mediated growth
  • Silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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