In Situ Synthesis of Highly Dispersed and Ultrafine Metal Nanoparticles from Chalcogels

Jian Liu, Kai He, Weiqiang Wu, Tze Bin Song, Mercouri G Kanatzidis

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We report a unique reaction type for facile synthesis of ultrafine and well-dispersed Pt nanoparticles supported on chalcogel surfaces. The nanoparticles are obtained by in situ Pt2+ reduction of a chalcogel network formed by the metathesis reaction between K2PtCl4 and Na4SnS4. The rapid catalytic ability of the chalcogel-supported Pt nanoparticles is demonstrated in a recyclable manner by using 4-nitrophenol reduction as a probe reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2900-2903
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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