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The role of water in the synthesis of indium nanoparticles

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We report the water-assisted synthesis of indium nanoparticles (In NPs). We found that a precise amount of water was necessary to allow the formation of the desired 7 nm In NPs: the oxidation of the In surface by water inhibits the growth of NPs as well as subsequent reactivity with white phosphorus (P4). A novel surface activation method based on the use of organosilanes is presented.

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The article was received on 05 Oct 2016, accepted on 16 Nov 2016 and first published on 16 Nov 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08049A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 14250-14253
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    The role of water in the synthesis of indium nanoparticles

    S. Dreyfuss, C. Pradel, L. Vendier, S. Mallet-Ladeira and N. Mézailles, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 14250
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08049A

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