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Advances in Nickel Nanoparticle Synthesis via Oleylamine Route

BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Richard-Willstätter Strasse 11, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Brook-Taylor Strasse 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(4), 713;
Received: 5 March 2020 / Revised: 1 April 2020 / Accepted: 4 April 2020 / Published: 9 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures)
Nickel nanoparticles are an active research area due to their multiple applications as catalysts in different processes. A variety of preparation techniques have been reported for the synthesis of these nanoparticles, including solvothermal, microwave-assisted, and emulsion techniques. The well-studied solvothermal oleylamine synthesis route comes with the drawback of needing standard air-free techniques and often space-consuming glassware. Here, we present a facile and straightforward synthesis method for size-controlled highly monodisperse nickel nanoparticles avoiding the use of, e.g., Schlenk techniques and space-consuming labware. The nanoparticles produced by this novel synthetic route were investigated using small-angle X-ray scattering, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray spectroscopy. The nanoparticles were in a size range of 4–16 nm, show high sphericity, no oxidation, and no agglomeration after synthesis. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoparticle synthesis; nickel nanoparticles; SAXS; TEM; XAS nanoparticle synthesis; nickel nanoparticles; SAXS; TEM; XAS
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Heilmann, M.; Kulla, H.; Prinz, C.; Bienert, R.; Reinholz, U.; Guilherme Buzanich, A.; Emmerling, F. Advances in Nickel Nanoparticle Synthesis via Oleylamine Route. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 713.

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