Sonochemical synthesis of gold nanoparticles on chitosan

Kenji Okitsu, Yoshiteru Mizukoshi, Takao A. Yamamoto, Yasuaki Maeda, Yoshio Nagata

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Au nanoparticles deposited on chitosan were readily prepared from aqueous solution of NaAuCl4 containing chitosan powder by the reaction with sonochemically formed reducing species. The average size of the formed Au particles was measured to be 22 nm with a relatively narrow size distribution, although there was no specific stabilizer for Au nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3429-3431
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun


  • Chitosan
  • Gold nanoparticle
  • Reduction of gold(III)
  • Sonochemical synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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