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Imidazolium ionic liquids as promoters and stabilising agents for the preparation of metal(0) nanoparticles by reduction and decomposition of organometallic complexes

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Abstract

The organometallic complexes ([Ru(COD)(2-methylallyl)2] and [Ni(COD)2] (COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) dissolved in imidazolium ionic liquids (ILs) undergo reduction and decomposition, respectively, to afford stable ruthenium and nickel metal(0) nanoparticles (Ru(0)-NPs and Ni(0)-NPs) in the absence of classical reducing agents. Depending on the case, the reduction/auto-decomposition is promoted by either the cation and/or anion of the neat imidazolium ILs.

Graphical abstract: Imidazolium ionic liquids as promoters and stabilising agents for the preparation of metal(0) nanoparticles by reduction and decomposition of organometallic complexes

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The article was received on 09 Aug 2010, accepted on 01 Sep 2010 and first published on 08 Oct 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00574F
Citation: Nanoscale, 2010,2, 2601-2606
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    Imidazolium ionic liquids as promoters and stabilising agents for the preparation of metal(0) nanoparticles by reduction and decomposition of organometallic complexes

    M. H. G. Prechtl, P. S. Campbell, J. D. Scholten, G. B. Fraser, G. Machado, C. C. Santini, J. Dupont and Y. Chauvin, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 2601
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00574F

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