Ayyappan, S and Subbanna, GN and Gopalan, Srinivasa R and Rao, CNR (1996) Nanoparticles of nickel and silver produced by the polyol reduction of the metal salts intercalated in montmorillonite. In: Solid State Ionics, 84 (3-4). pp. 271-281.
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Nickel (II) and silver (I) have been exchanged to varying extents in the interlayers of montmorillonite by taking nickel acetate hydrate and silver nitrate as startin, 0 materials. In situ reduction with boiling ethylene glycol gives rise to nanoparticles of nickel and silver. The nature of the metal particles has been examined by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy; magnetization measurements were also employed in the case of Ni particles. While nanoparticles in the diameter range of 8-45 nm are produced by the reduction of the deintercalated nickel acetate or silver nitrate, small metal clusters of 4-5 \AA remain inside the clay giving rise to a d (001) reflection of 14-15 \AA in the reduced metal-montmorillonite samples.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:34|
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