In situ UV-visible and IR absorption study of the aggregation of silver colloidal particles via chemisorption of octadecanethiol

Toshimasa Wadayama, H. Yano, Y. Sasaki, Junichi Takahashi, A. Hatta

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Abstract

Aggregation of silver colloidal particles in the hydrosol via chemisorption of octadecanethiol (ODT) molecules was investigated based on in situ UV-visible transmission and infrared attenuated total reflection (ATR) measurements. As-prepared silver hydrosol exhibits a single absorption peak at 395 nm because of the plasma resonance of the metal particles. Upon addition of ODT-dissolved ethanol to the hydrosol, the resonance band red-shifts and broadens, the detailed features of which depend on the ODT concentration and elapsed time. Both the red-shift and the broadening are attributed to particle aggregation in the solution via ODT chemisorption. Aggregation on a germanium prism surface by the addition of ODT-dissolved ethanol to the hydrosol was investigated using infrared ATR spectroscopy. At moderate ODT concentrations, intense aggregation via ODT chemisorption occurs strongly on the prism surface, allowing observation of ODT absorption bands. Angle-dependent infrared ATR measurements for the ethanol and ODT molecules at the prism/solution interface clearly show that aggregation on the prism surface proceeds via the exclusion of ethanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-618
Number of pages6
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Attenuated total reflection
  • Chemisorption
  • Colloid
  • Infrared absorption
  • Octadecanethiol
  • Octanethiol
  • Plasma resonance
  • Silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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