P-Tu-BRC-33 Autocatalysis in the Conversion of Silica-supported Au(CH3)2(acac) to Gold Nanoparticles

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Taeho Hwang, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.
Quantitative kinetic analysis of the thermal conversion of silica-supported (CH3)2Au(acac) was undertaken to understand the kinetics and mechanism of the transformation to AuNPs, in order to identify the key variables which control their nucleation and growth.  The transformation is both biphasic and autocatalytic.

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