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N ‐Functionalised Imidazoles as Stabilisers for Metal Nanoparticles in Catalysis and Anion Binding

Serpell, Christopher J., Cookson, James, Beer, Paul D. (2020) N ‐Functionalised Imidazoles as Stabilisers for Metal Nanoparticles in Catalysis and Anion Binding. ChemistryOpen, 9 (6). pp. 683-690. ISSN 2191-1363. (doi:10.1002/open.202000145) (KAR id:81688)

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Metal nanoparticles (NPs) have physicochemical properties which are distinct from both the bulk and molecular metal species, and provide opportunities in fields such as catalysis and sensing. NPs typically require protection of their surface to impede aggregation, but these coatings can also block access to the surface which would be required to take advantage of their unusual properties. Here, we show that alkyl imidazoles can stabilise Pd, Pt, Au, and Ag NPs, and delineate the limits of their synthesis. These ligands provide an intermediate level of surface protection, for which we demonstrate proof‐of‐principle in catalysis and anion binding.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/open.202000145
Uncontrolled keywords: nanoparticles, ligands, anion coordination, functionalised imidazoles, sensing applications
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Christopher Serpell
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 16:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:13 UTC
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