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A universal method for the synthesis of metal and metal sulfide clusters embedded in polymer matrices

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Abstract

Alkanethiolates of transition metals undergo thermolysis reactions at moderately low temperatures (120–200 °C), producing metal atoms or metal sulfide molecules and an organic by-product (disulfide or a thioether). Metal n-alkanethiolates (i.e., Mex(SCnH2n+1)y, with n = 12, 16 and 18) dissolve in polymers and the resulting solid solutions can be annealed to give polymer-embedded metal or metal sulfide clusters (i.e., metal/polymer nanocomposites). As an example, the preparation of silver, gold, cobalt and palladium clusters dispersed in polystyrene has been described, but the method is very general and a variety of metal/polymer and metal sulfide/polymer combinations can be obtained.

Graphical abstract: A universal method for the synthesis of metal and metal sulfide clusters embedded in polymer matrices

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The article was received on 08 Sep 2003, accepted on 15 Oct 2003 and first published on 28 Oct 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B310898H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2003,13, 2927-2930
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    A universal method for the synthesis of metal and metal sulfide clusters embedded in polymer matrices

    G. Carotenuto, B. Martorana, P. Perlo and L. Nicolais, J. Mater. Chem., 2003, 13, 2927
    DOI: 10.1039/B310898H

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