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Photochemical Strategies for the Synthesis of Nanomaterials

Author(s) with affiliations: 

Carlos M. Gonzalez,a Benjamin Martin,a Joseph Tracy b 

a Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University

b North Carolina State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering


  • Group 11 metal nanoparticles (Au Ag and Cu NPs), bimetallic (AuAg core-shell and alloys NPs with varying composition) and anisotropic nanoparticles (Au nanorods of various aspect ratio) have been prepared using photochemically generated ketyl radicals.
  • The system was also successfully applied to the production of ZnS, CdS quantum dots and ansitropic ZnS nanoparticles.


J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2 (41), 17574 – 17585.


Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 3087—3090.