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Weakly-coordinated stable platinum nanocrystals

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Abstract

Stable platinum nanocrystals with small diameters (1.0–2.3 nm), that are stable for a long time, with narrow size distributions were easily and reproducibly prepared without any additional stabilizers in glycol, glycerol, the ionic liquids (ILs) 1-n-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate [BMIm][BF4] and N-butyl-N-trimethyl-ammonium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide [N4111][NTf2] or diphenylmethane (CH2Ph2) by thermal, photolytic or microwave assisted decomposition of the organometallic precursor methylcyclopentadienyl-trimethylplatinum(IV), (MeCp)PtMe3. Decomposition of the easily dispensible, air and moisture stable organometallic Pt(IV) precursor (MeCp)PtMe3 leads to well defined, small, crystalline and longterm stable Pt-nanoparticle (Pt-NP) dispersions without any additional surface-capping ligands. The Pt-NP/IL dispersion was shown to be a highly active catalyst (TOF 96 000 h−1 at 0.0125 mol% Pt and quantitative conversion) for the biphasic hydrosilylation of phenylacetylene with triethylsilane, to the distal and proximal products triethyl(2- and1-phenylvinyl)silane.

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2012, accepted on 20 Aug 2012 and first published on 21 Aug 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25904D
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7607-7615
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    Weakly-coordinated stable platinum nanocrystals

    D. Marquardt, J. Barthel, M. Braun, C. Ganter and C. Janiak, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 7607
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25904D

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