Multispectroscopic (FTIR, XPS, and TOFMS−TPD) Investigation of the Core−Shell Bonding in Sonochemically Prepared Aluminum Nanoparticles Capped with Oleic Acid
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Organically capped metal nanoparticles are an attractive alternative to more conventional oxide-passivated materials, due to the lower reaction temperatures and the possibility of tuning the organic coating. Sonochemical methods have been used to produce small (∼5 nm average size) air-stable aluminum nanoparticles capped with oleic acid. In order to understand the nature of the metal−organic bonding in the nanoparticles, we have used FTIR, XPS, and TOFMS−TPD techniques to study the organic passivation layer and its desorption at elevated temperatures. In the present case we find that the organic layer appears to be attached via Al−O−C bonds with the C atom formerly involved in the carboxylic acid functional group.
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Lewis, William K.; Rosenberger, Andrew T.; Gord, Joseph R.; Crouse, Christopher A.; Harruff-Miller, Barbara A.; Fernando, K. A. Shiral; Smith, Marcus J.; Phelps, Donald K.; Spowart, Jonathan E.; Guliants, Elena A.; and Bunker, Christopher E., "Multispectroscopic (FTIR, XPS, and TOFMS−TPD) Investigation of the Core−Shell Bonding in Sonochemically Prepared Aluminum Nanoparticles Capped with Oleic Acid" (2010). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 142.