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Bimetallic nanoparticles: A single step synthesis, stabilization, and characterization of Au-Ag, Au-Pd, and Au-Pt in sol-gel derived silicates

Devarajan, Supriya and Bera, Parthasarathi and Sampath, S (2005) Bimetallic nanoparticles: A single step synthesis, stabilization, and characterization of Au-Ag, Au-Pd, and Au-Pt in sol-gel derived silicates. In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 290 (1). pp. 117-129.

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Abstract

Nanobimetallic particles consisting of Au-Pd, Au-Ag, and Au-Pt have been synthesized in a single step by a sol-gel process and stabilized in liquid and solid matrices. Organically modified silicates (Ormosils)that play a dual role of a matrix and of a stabilizer have been used to obtain very stable dispersions in the form of sols, gels, and monoliths. The simultaneous reduction of metal ions leads to either a surface enriched with one component or an alloy type of structure depending on the bimetal combination. The nanometallic dispersions are characterized by absorbance, TEM, XRD, IR, XPS, and CO adsorption studies. The stabilized nanoparticles are found to be good electrocatalysts and the preliminary results on the electrochemical reduction of oxygen are reported.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Bimetallic nanoparticles;Sol-gel;Au;Ag;Pd;Pt;Aminosilane
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3802

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