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Palladium Nanoparticles Entrapped in Heavily Fluorinated Compounds

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posted on 07.02.2006 by Mar Tristany, James Courmarcel, Philippe Dieudonné, Marcial Moreno-Mañas, Roser Pleixats, Albert Rimola, Mariona Sodupe, Silvia Villarroya
Palladium nanoparticles formed by the reduction of palladium(II) chloride with methanol or 2-propanol are stabilized by entrapment in solid heavily fluorinated compounds, as suggested by powder X-ray diffraction. Some of the stabilizers are fluorohydrocarbons without a functional group. Calculations suggest that minor amounts of Pd(II) on the surface of the nanoparticles might be the origin of attractive interactions with the negative periphery of perfluorinated chains (CnF2n+1). The role of sodium acetate in the precipitation of nanoparticles is underlined.