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Facile and scalable synthesis of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles in molten salts for metal-matrix nanocomposites

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Abstract

We report a novel synthesis of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles (NPs) via the magnesio-reduction of TiO2 NPs and SiO2 in eutectic LiCl–KCl molten salts at 700 °C. The Ti5Si3 particle size (∼25 nm) is confined to the nanoscale due to the partial dissolution of Mg and silica in the molten salts and a subsequent heterogeneous reduction on the surface of the TiO2 NPs.

Graphical abstract: Facile and scalable synthesis of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles in molten salts for metal-matrix nanocomposites

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The article was received on 25 Oct 2013, accepted on 28 Nov 2013 and first published on 29 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48168A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 1454-1457
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    Facile and scalable synthesis of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles in molten salts for metal-matrix nanocomposites

    M. Estruga, S. N. Girard, Q. Ding, L. Chen, X. Li and S. Jin, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1454
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48168A

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