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Issue 2, 2011
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A flexible one-pot route to metal/metal oxide nanocomposites

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Abstract

We report a one-pot route to Au/CeO2 nanocomposites. A readily-available biopolymer, sodium alginate, is exploited for controlled formation and stabilisation of gold nanoparticles followed by in situ growth of a sponge-like network of CeO2 nanoparticles. The flexible nature of this method as a general route to mixed metal/metal oxide nanocomposites is also demonstrated.

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The article was received on 19 Jul 2010, accepted on 01 Dec 2010 and first published on 23 Dec 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00338G
Citation: Green Chem., 2011,13, 272-275
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    A flexible one-pot route to metal/metal oxide nanocomposites

    Z. Schnepp, S. R. Hall, M. J. Hollamby and S. Mann, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 272
    DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00338G

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