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Surfactant-Free Electrochemical Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles via Stochastic Collisions of Aqueous Nanodroplet Reactors

Abstract

Stochastic collisions of aqueous nanodroplets (AnDs) on a microelectrode were observed in-situ by electrochemistry. Reduction of Cu2+ ions enclosed in the reacting AnDs resulted in a surfactant-free synthesis of copper nanoparticles on the electrode surface. Particle size distribution was reasonably controllable by modulation of electrode voltage. Versatility of the synthetic method was established by its application on synthesizing nanoparticles of silver and cobalt oxyhydroxide.

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The article was received on 16 Jul 2018, accepted on 10 Aug 2018 and first published on 10 Aug 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05760E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Surfactant-Free Electrochemical Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles via Stochastic Collisions of Aqueous Nanodroplet Reactors

    Y. E. Jeun, B. Beak, M. W. Lee and H. S. Ahn, Chem. Commun., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05760E

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