European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 13‐14

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/45 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

2014_09/2014A Facile Strategy to Support Palladium Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes, Employing Polyvinylpyrrolidone as a Surface Modifier (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 9/2014)

The cover picture shows the deposition of palladium nanoparticles (Pd NPs) on the surface of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by a simple strategy employing ethanol as the solvent/reducing agent, potassium tetrachloropalladate(II) (K2PdCl4) as the Pd precursor, and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as the surface modifier. More specifically, the approach is based on the nonbonding interaction between PVP and the CNTs and does not require any additional functionalization steps, reducing agents, or stabilizers to uniformly distribute Pd NPs on the CNTs. Details are discussed in the article by S. J. Haigh, P. H. C. Camargo et al. on p. 1439 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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