Title

Sonochemically Assisted Thermal Decomposition of Alane N,N-Dimethylethylamine with Titanium (IV) Isopropoxide in the Presence of Oleic Acid to Yield Air-Stable and Size-Selective Aluminum Core−Shell Nanoparticles

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Source

Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Abstract

Using sonochemistry to provide the thermal energy and mixing, we demonstrate the ability to synthesize air-stable aluminum nanoparticles of two different size distributions from the titanium-catalyzed thermal decomposition of alane. Characterization data indicate the presence of spherical face-centered-cubic aluminum nanoparticles with average sizes of either 5 or 30 nm that are capped with an organic shell. The average size of the nanoparticles correlates with the concentration of the passivation agent oleic acid, where a higher concentration results in smaller particles. Thermal analysis data demonstrates that at elevated temperatures (>550 °C), these particles react via a typical aluminum oxidation mechanism, whereas at low temperatures (<550 °C), the behavior of these particles is unique and directly related to the presence of the organic shell.

Inclusive pages

500–503

ISBN/ISSN

1932-7447

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Volume

113

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes