P-We-63 Synthesis, characterization and catalytic application of Dendrimer-Mediated Nickel and Iron alloy nanoparticles containing an average of 40 atoms

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Vanessa A. Castillo and John N. Kuhn, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Nearly monodisperse Fe and Ni alloy nanoparticles with a diameter of ~2 nm were synthesized using 4th generation dendrimers. Particles were characterized using UV-Vis spectroscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy and Temperature-Programmed Reduction techniques.  The catalytic activity of the synthesized nanoparticles in methanol steam reforming is presented.

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