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Synthesis of highly stable dispersions of nanosized copper particles using L-ascorbic acid

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Abstract

Highly stable dispersions of nanosized copper particles with an average particle size less than 2 nm were synthesized using a straightforward, cost-effective, and green method. Nontoxic L-ascorbic acid was utilized as both a reducing agent and capping agent precursor in aqueous medium. The copper particles were characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy The mechanism of L-ascorbic acid on the reduction and stabilization of copper nanoparticles is also discussed.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of highly stable dispersions of nanosized copper particles using l-ascorbic acid

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The article was received on 04 Nov 2010, accepted on 10 Jan 2011 and first published on 21 Feb 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00772B
Citation: Green Chem., 2011,13, 900-904
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    Synthesis of highly stable dispersions of nanosized copper particles using L-ascorbic acid

    J. Xiong, Y. Wang, Q. Xue and X. Wu, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 900
    DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00772B

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