The control of the growth of Pt clusters in solution: A way to prepare Pt particles of tailored size

Gloria Uccello-Barretta*, Claudio Evangelisti, Patrizio Raffa, Federica Balzano, Samuele Nazzi, Gianmario Martra, Giovanni Vitulli, Piero Salvadori

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Abstract

The growth of Pt particles in mesitylene-solvated metal atoms, obtained by metal vapour synthesis (MVS), has been followed at two temperatures (-40 and 25 degrees C) by NMR DOSY technique. The addition of 1,3-divinyltetramethyldisiloxane (DVS) at different time allows to quench the growth process and to make the resulting thermally stable solutions suitable for the evaluation of the Pt particles size at that moment. These solutions can be conveniently used to prepare supported Pt systems containing Pt particles of tailored size. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1813-1817
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume694
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15-May-2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MVS synthesis
  • DOSY
  • NMR
  • Pt nanoparticles
  • NANOPARTICLE GROWTH
  • MECHANISM
  • NANOCRYSTALS
  • NUCLEATION
  • DIFFUSION
  • HYDROGEN

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