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A new approach to prepare nanoscopic rare earth metal fluorides: the fluorolytic sol–gel synthesis of ytterbium fluoride

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A new approach for the preparation of approx. 5 nm sized ytterbium fluoride nanoparticles based on the fluorolytic sol–gel route is reported. DLS, TEM, IR and XRD were used to characterize the particles as well as the aging behavior of the sols. Furthermore, a new YbIII complex was isolated from the precursor solution and characterized by X-ray single crystal structure determination.

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The article was received on 09 Apr 2014, accepted on 05 May 2014 and first published on 05 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02626H
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 6613-6616
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    A new approach to prepare nanoscopic rare earth metal fluorides: the fluorolytic sol–gel synthesis of ytterbium fluoride

    L. Schmidt, A. Dimitrov and E. Kemnitz, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6613
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02626H

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