Synthesis of Ruthenium Nanoparticles Stabilized by Heavily Fluorinated Compounds (pages 2008–2015)
M. Tristany, B. Chaudret, P. Dieudonné, Y. Guari, P. Lecante, V. Matsura, M. Moreno-Mañas, K. Philippot and R. Pleixats
Article first published online: 28 AUG 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200600360
Porous spherical superstructures composed of small ruthenium nanoparticles (see figure) are produced from the decomposition of the organometallic complex Ru(η6-C8H10)(η4-C8H12) in the presence of fluorinated compounds. These superstructures are not only porous, but also malleable. This is evidenced by scanning electron microscopy with a field-emission gun and small-angle X-ray scattering analysis.