标题：Lateral Etching of Core-Shell Au@Metal Nanorods to Metal-Tipped Au Nanorods with Improved Catalytic Activity
作者：Guo, Xia; Zhang, Qiao; Sun, Yanghui; Zhao, Qing; Yang, Jian
作者机构：[Guo, Xia; Zhang, Qiao; Yang, Jian] S China Univ Technol, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Guangzhou 510640, Peoples R China.; [Sun, Yanghui; Zhao, Qing] Pekin 更多
通讯作者地址：[Yang, J]S China Univ Technol, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Guangzhou 510640, Peoples R China.
关键词：hybrid materials; nanostructures; reaction mechanism; selective etching;; catalysis
摘要：Selective growth/etching of hybrid materials is very important for the rational synthesis of hierarchical structures and precise modulation of their physical properties. Here, the lateral etching of the core-shell Au@Ag nanorods is achieved by FeCl3 at room temperature, producing a number of dumbbell-like Ag-tipped Au nanorods. This selective etching at the side of the core-shell nanorods is attributed to the increased reactivity of the side facets, due to less surface passivation of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. The similar synthetic strategy has also been demonstrated to be successful for the Pd-tipped Au nanorods that have not been reported before, indicating the great potential of this selective etching. The Ag-tipped Au nanorods are examined as a catalyst for the reduction of p-nitrophenol at room temperature. The Ag-tipped Au nanorods exhibit a higher catalytic activity than Au nanorods and core-shell Au@Ag nanorods, which could be attributed to the electronic effect and the unique structure in the Ag-tipped Au nanorods.