Cathodic corrosion: a quick, clean, and versatile method for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles


Yanson, Alexei I., Rodriguez, Paramaconi, Garcia-Araez, Nuria, Mom, Rik V., Tichelaar, Frans D. and Koper, Marc T.M. (2011) Cathodic corrosion: a quick, clean, and versatile method for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50, (28), 6346-6350. (doi:10.1002/anie.201100471).

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Description/Abstract

A simple and effective method for the synthesis of nanoparticles is reported based on extreme cathodic polarization of a metal, formation of cation-stabilized metal anions, and their agglomeration (see picture). The improved catalytic activity of these nanoparticles in the oxidation of carbon monoxide as well as methanol is shown using platinum.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1002/anie.201100471
ISSNs: 1433-7851 (print)
1521-3773 (electronic)
Keywords: electrochemistry, metal anions, nanoparticles, platinum, transition metals
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Chemistry > Electrochemistry
ePrint ID: 343107
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 13:59
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:25
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343107

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