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Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles in Nonionic Water-in-Oil Microemulsions



Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles in Nonionic Water-in-Oil Microemulsions



Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 186(2): 498-500



Synthesis of well-dispersed copper nanoparticles was achieved by reduction of aqueous copper chloride solution using NaBH4 in the nonionic water-in-oil (w/o) microemulsions formed by Triton X-100, n-hexanol, cyclohexane, and water. It has been shown that instead of copper oxide produced in aqueous solution, metallic copper particles are formed in w/o microemulsions because of the high local copper concentration in water pools of the microemulsions, indicating the advantage offered by w/o microemulsions over aqueous phases. The absorption spectrum of the colloidal copper particles obtained in microemulsions does not exhibit the plasmon peak characteristic of the Cu surface. It is conceivable that the lack of the plasmon absorption band is attributed to the formation of a CuCl monolayer on the copper particles.

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Accession: 047514194

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PMID: 9056380

DOI: 10.1006/jcis.1996.4647


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