Synthesis of Pt nanoparticles and nanorods by microwave-assisted solvothermal technique

Dongsheng Li, Sridhar Komarneni

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Platinum nanoparticles and nanorods were synthesized by microwave-assisted solvothermal techniques. Changing the reaction conditions controlled particle size and morphology. The effects of the reaction conditions, such as the molar ratio of the polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) repeating unit to the metal sources, the concentration of metal sources, the reaction temperature, and the presence of distilled water were investigated. Nanoparticles of Pt were approximately 3 nm in size. Produced nanoparticles and nanorods were characterized by transmission electron microscopy. Image J™ software was used to calculate the particle size and size distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1566-1572
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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