Synthesis Mechanism and Influence of Light on Unprotected Platinum Nanoparticles Synthesis at Room Temperature – University of Copenhagen

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23 October 2015

Synthesis Mechanism and Influence of Light on Unprotected Platinum Nanoparticles Synthesis at Room Temperature

Kacenauskaite, L., Abildgaard Swane, A., Kirkensgaard, J.J.K., Fleige, M., Kunz, S., Vosch, T. and Arenz, M. ChemNanoMat E-pub ahead of print doi: 10.1002/cnma.201500118 (2015)  

Abstract

In this Communication we present an investigation of the influence of light on the formation of platinum (Pt) nanoparticles (NPs) using standard polyol synthesis reagents at room temperature. It is demonstrated that instead of thermal treatment, UV light can be used for particle formation thus opening new pathways for the synthesis of NPs with defined size distributions.

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