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Issue 96, 2013
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Synthesis of atomic metal clusters on nanoporous alumina

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The synthesis of atomic metal (gold and nickel) clusters by pulsed galvanostatic electrodeposition on nanoporous alumina is presented. The method allows the production of clusters with an average diameter of 0.7 nm for gold and 1.1 nm for nickel, while the size can be controlled through the current density applied. This strategy represents a simple and efficient method for the construction of heterogeneous catalysts and sub-nanometre electrode arrays exemplified here by the reduction of 4-nitrophenol and the electrochemical response to ferrocyanide.

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The article was received on 19 Sep 2013, accepted on 11 Oct 2013 and first published on 14 Oct 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47170E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 11317-11319
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    Synthesis of atomic metal clusters on nanoporous alumina

    A. S. Peinetti, S. Herrera, G. A. González and F. Battaglini, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 11317
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47170E

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