Patarroyo J, Genç A, Arbiol J, Bastús NG, Puntes V.

Chem Commun (Camb). 2016 Sep 21;52(73):10960-3.


Green silver nanorods (Ag NRs) of a low aspect ratio (2.8) have been produced in high yields via an optimized, simple, and robust one-pot polyol method in the presence of tannic acid, which favors the nucleation of decahedral seeds needed for the production of monodisperse Ag NRs. These Ag NRs were further used as sacrificial templates to produce Au hollow nanostructures via galvanic replacement reaction with HAuCl4 at room temperatura.