Polymer Protected Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Application in Catalysis


  • E. K. Baygazieva Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University; Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • N. N. Yesmurzayeva Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University; Institute of Polymer Materials and Technology
  • G. S. Tatykhanova Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University; Institute of Polymer Materials and Technology
  • G. A. Mun Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • V. V. Khutoryanskiy Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading
  • S. E. Kudaibergenov Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University; Institute of Polymer Materials and Technology




gold nanoparticles, hydrophilic polymers, stabilization, catalysis


This review discusses the stabilization of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) by nonionic, anionic, cationic and amphoteric polymers. The protocols used for synthesis of AuNPs in aqueous and organic solvents are described. Size, shape and morphology of AuNPs are characterized by various physicochemical methods. Application aspects of polymer-protected AuNPs in catalysis are outlined.


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