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Tailor-made N-heterocyclic carbenes for nanoparticle stabilization

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Abstract

N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) represent a leading class of ligands in organometallic chemistry, but have been rarely exploited as stabilizers for metal nanoparticles (NPs). We report the first example of NHC stabilized Pd-NPs that demonstrate long term stability. These NHC Pd-NPs were synthesized by a facile ligand exchange protocol using rationally designed long chained NHCs (LC-NHCs). Furthermore, we demonstrate that the surface modification of Pd-NPs results in significant chemoselectivity in a model reaction.

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The article was received on 13 Nov 2013, accepted on 29 Jan 2014 and first published on 30 Jan 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00654B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 3204-3207
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    Tailor-made N-heterocyclic carbenes for nanoparticle stabilization

    C. Richter, K. Schaepe, F. Glorius and B. J. Ravoo, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3204
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00654B

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