N-Heterocyclic carbene coated metal nanoparticles

Eleanor C. Hurst, Karen Wilson, Ian J.S. Fairlamb, Victor Chechik

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N-Heterocyclic carbene coated Au and Pd nanoparticles have been prepared by a ligand exchange reaction; although carbenes quantitatively displaced the thioether and phosphine ligands from the nanoparticle surface, the resultant nanoparticles spontaneously leached metal complexes and aggregated in solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1837-1840
Number of pages4
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Early online date30 Mar 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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