Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 37(10), 1427 (2021).

Gold Nanoparticles Produced by Low-temperature Heating of the Dry Residue of a Droplet of an HCl Acidic Solution of HAuCl4·4H2O in a Low Vacuum
Hiroki UMEDA, Yuya MEZAKI, Ayumi OSHIO, Yasunori KANEKO, Ryota OKAMOTO, Sakuya KUSUMOTO, and Shinsuke KUNIMURA
Department of Industrial Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
An easy method is presented for producing gold nanoparticles. We show that by performing simultaneous low-temperature heating of a quartz glass substrate on which the dry residue of a 10 μL droplet of an HCl acidic solution of HAuCl4·4H2O is deposited and a counter substrate using Peltier devices in a low vacuum produced by a rotary pump, gold nanoparticles with sizes ranging from about twenty to one hundred and several tens of nanometers are produced on the counter substrate. In this study, an application of a gold nanoparticle substrate produced by this method to the sample holder for surface-enhanced Raman scattering analysis is also shown.