Preparation of transition metal nanoparticles and surfaces modified with (CO) polymers synthesized by RAFT [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. ; Oak Ridge, Tenn. : distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2006
- National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S.) Researcher
- United States. Dept. of Energy. Sponsor
- United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Distributor
- McCormick, III, Charles L. (Hattiesburg, MS) Author
- Lowe, Andrew B. (Hattiesburg, MS) Author
- Sumerlin, Brent S. (Pittsburgh, PA) Author
- A new, facile, general one-phase method of generating thiol-functionalized transition metal nanoparticles and surface modified by (co)polymers synthesized by the RAFT method is described. The method includes the steps of forming a (co)polymer in aqueous solution using the RAFT methodology, forming a collidal transition metal precursor solution from an appropriate transition metal; adding the metal precursor solution or surface to the (co)polymer solution, adding a reducing agent into the solution to reduce the metal colloid in situ to produce the stabilized nanoparticles or surface, and isolating the stabilized nanoparticles or surface in a manner such that aggregation is minimized. The functionalized surfaces generated using these methods can further undergo planar surface modifications, such as fuctionalization with a variety of different chemical groups, expanding their utility and application.
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- "US patent application 11/586,126"
- McCormick, III, Charles L. (Hattiesburg, MS); Lowe, Andrew B. (Hattiesburg, MS); Sumerlin, Brent S. (Pittsburgh, PA).
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