Growth of uniform nanoparticles of platinum by an economical approach at relatively low temperature

M.A. Shah

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Current chemical methods of synthesis have shown limited success in the fabrication of nanomaterials, which involves environmentally malignant chemicals. Environmental friendly synthesis requires alternative solvents, and it is expected that the use of soft options of green approaches may overcome these obstacles. Water, which is regarded as a benign solvent, has been used in the present work for the preparation of platinum nanoparticles. The average particle diameter is in the range of ∼13±5 nm and particles are largely agglomerated. The advantages of preparing nanoparticles with this method include ease, flexibility and cost effectiveness. The prospects of the process are bright, and the technique could be extended to prepare many other important metal and metal oxide nanostructures. © 2012 Sharif University of Technology. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalScientia Iranica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The author is pleased to acknowledge the World Bank for their financial support in procuring Scanning Electron Microscopy and KAUST for characterization.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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