Stabilization of 200-atom platinum nanoparticles by organosilane fragments

Katrin Pelzer, Michael Hävecker, Malika Boualleg, Jean Pierre Candy, Jean-Marie Basset

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Three's a charm: Platinum nanoparticles of 2 nm diameter and containing approximately 200 atoms covered with n-octylsilyl groups (see picture, right; Pt blue, Si red, C gray, H turquoise) form when [Pt(dba)2] (dba=dibenzylideneacetone) decomposes in the presence of n-octylsilane. The particles adopt a cuboctahedral structure with an edge length of three atoms. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5170-5173
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number22
StatePublished - Apr 19 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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