-A A +A
Pd-modified SnO2 nanocrystals, with a Pd/Sn nominal atomic ratio of 0.025, were prepared by injecting SnO2 sols and a Pd precursor solution into tetradecene and dodecylamine at 160 °C. Two different doping procedures were investigated: in co-injection, a Pd acetylacetonate solution in chloroform was mixed with the SnO2 sol before the injection; in sequential injection, the Pd solution was injected separately after the SnO2 sol. The obtained suspensions were heated at the resulting 80 °C temperature, then the product was collected by centrifugation and dried at 80 °C. When using co-injection, in the dried products PdO and Pd nanoparticles were observed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Only SnO2 nanocrystals were observed in dried products prepared by sequential injection. After heat-treatment at 500 °C, no Pd species were observed for both doping procedures. Moreover, X-ray …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
7 May 2008

Mauro Epifani, Jordi Arbiol, Eva Pellicer, Elisabetta Comini, Pietro Siciliano, Guido Faglia, Joan R Morante

Biblio References: 
Volume: 8 Issue: 5 Pages: 1774-1778
Crystal Growth and Design