Control of AuNP Synthesis in PDMS

by Danny Glickman

Polydimethylsiloxane is a non-flammable, non-toxic silicon-organic polymer that can be used as a reducing agent in the synthesis of colloidal gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). AuNPs synthesized in PDMS take various shapes and sizes; however, it is not known how to control their synthesis. Therefore, finding a means to control the synthesis of AuNPs in PDMS could potentially result in control over the chemical and physical transformations and further, control over the mechanical and physical properties.

Major: 
Chemistry
Exhibition Category: 
Physical Sciences
Exhibition Format: 
Oral Presentation
Campus: 
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Benjamin Lear
Poster Number: 
15804