We thank the Swiss National Science Foundation and EPFL for financial support. We also thank Dr. Yongli Wang (EPFL) for the XRD analysis.
A Strategy for the Synthesis of Transition-Metal Nanoparticles and their Transfer between Liquid Phases†
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 2, Issue 7, pages 879–883, July 2006
How to Cite
Zhao, D., Fei, Z., Ang, W. H. and Dyson, Paul J. (2006), A Strategy for the Synthesis of Transition-Metal Nanoparticles and their Transfer between Liquid Phases. Small, 2: 879–883. doi: 10.1002/smll.200500317
- Issue published online: 24 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 20 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Received: 30 AUG 2005
- ionic liquids;
- liquid phase separation;
- transition metals
Phasing out: Nanoparticles can be stabilized by an ionic liquid polymer (ILP) composed of imidazolium units incorporating a hydrophobic benzyl group. The resulting gold, platinum, and palladium nanoparticles can be efficiently transferred from water to ionic liquids by exchange of the chloride anion of the ILP with the anion of the ionic liquid (see picture).