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Role of ligands in the synthesis of bi- and multi-metallic nanocrystals

Wet-chemical methods have enabled the size-, shape- and composition-controlled synthesis of bi- and multi-metallic nanoparticles with varying degrees of success. Among several variables involved in colloidal synthesis, coordination ligands surrounding the metal prior to the generation of nanoparticles and ligand surfactants eventually stabilizing the nanoparticles have been known to play a major role in dictating the reduction kinetics and the size- and shape- of the resulting nanoparticles. This review will discuss some of the recent examples of such ligand effects in the synthesis of bi- and multi-metallic nanoparticles.

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16 Aug 2017
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SPR - Nanoscience