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Table 1 Data comparing simulated and experimental mean particle size for variable ratio (fixed pH = 5) case. The experimental trend in size variation is in close conformity with mean particle size from simulation. The precursor ratio 2:1 and 5:1 give minimum sized particles

From: A Facile pH Controlled Citrate-Based Reduction Method for Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis at Room Temperature

Citrate to AuCl3 ratio 1:1 2:1 3:1 5:1
k c (M−1 s−1) 3563 7655 1444 1721
Plasmon peak (nm) 539 521 529 521
Experimental particle size (nm) 32 10 24 10
Simulated particle size (nm) 25 12 21 13