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Beyond gold: rediscovering tetrakis-(hydroxymethyl)-phosphonium chloride (THPC) as an effective agent for the synthesis of ultra-small noble metal nanoparticles and Pt-containing nanoalloys

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Abstract

The use of tetrakis-(hydroxymethyl)-phosphonium chloride (THPC) as simultaneous reducing agent and stabilizing ligand has been extended to the single-step synthesis at room temperature of a wide variety of monometallic nanoparticles and bi-/tri- metallic nanoalloys containing noble metals with potential application in catalysis. The colloidal suspensions exhibit mean diameters below 4 nm with narrow size distributions and high stability in aqueous solution for long periods of time.

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Submitted
13 Feb 2013
Accepted
01 May 2013
First published
01 May 2013

RSC Adv., 2013,3, 10427-10433
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Beyond gold: rediscovering tetrakis-(hydroxymethyl)-phosphonium chloride (THPC) as an effective agent for the synthesis of ultra-small noble metal nanoparticles and Pt-containing nanoalloys

J. L. Hueso, V. Sebastián, Á. Mayoral, L. Usón, M. Arruebo and J. Santamaría, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 10427
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40774H

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