Stabilization of silicon nanoparticles by carbenes

L. A. Aslanov, V. N. Zakharov, M. A. Zakharov, A. L. Kamyshny, Sh Magdassi, A. V. Yatsenko

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Sodium reduction of a mixture of tetrabromosilane with imidazole ionic liquids in organic solvents gives dispersions of silicon nanoparticles stabilized by carbene ligands. It was shown that the size of silicon nanoclusters depends on the size of substituents at nitrogen atoms of 1,3-dialkylimidazol-2-ylidenes.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)330-332
Number of pages3
JournalRussian Journal of Coordination Chemistry/Koordinatsionnaya Khimiya
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors are grateful to V. V. Klechkovskaya, N. A. Arkharova, and A. S. Orekhov for the help in the electron microscopic examination of specimens. This work was supported by the Russian Founda tion for Basic Research–Israel Ministry of Science and Technology, project no. 06 03 72009.


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