One-phase synthesis of thiol-functionalized platinum nanoparticles

Chanel Yee, Michael Scotti, Abraham Ulman, Henry White, Miriam Rafailovich, Jonathan Sokolov

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A new one-phase synthesis of thiol-functionalized platinum nanoparticles is presented. Using tetrahydrofuran as the solvent and lithium triethylborohydride ('superhydride') as the reducing agent, platinum nanoparticles functionalized by octadecanethiol were prepared. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), tunneling electron microscopy (TEM), and powder X-ray diffraction were used to analyze the nanoparticles. The results show that the nanoparticles are single crystals with fcc structure, that their average size is approx. 3 nm, and that the octadecyl chains are close packed in a solid-like assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4314-4316
Number of pages3
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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