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Metal Nanoparticles via the Atom-Economy Green Approach

Kalidindi, Suresh Babu and Sanyal, Udishnu and Jagirdar, Balaji R (2010) Metal Nanoparticles via the Atom-Economy Green Approach. In: Inorganic Chemistry, 49 (9). pp. 3965-3967.

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Metal nanoparticles (NPs) of Cu(air-stable),Ag,and Au have been prepared using an atom-economy green approach Simple mechanical stirring of solid mixtures (no solvent) of a metal salt and ammonia borane at 60 degrees C resulted in the formation of metal NPs. In this reaction, ammonia borane is transformed into a BNHx polymer, which protects the NPs formed and halts their growth. This results in the formation of the BNHx polymer protected monodisperse NPs Thus, ammonia borane used in these reactions plays a dual role (reducing agent andprecursor for the stabilizing agent).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Inorganic Chemistry
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 04:02
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27714

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