Nanoenergetic materials: Boron nanoparticles from the pyrolysis of decaborane and their functionalisation

Brian J. Bellott, Wontae Noh, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Gregory S. Girolami

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Abstract

The surfaces of boron nanoparticles 10-150 nm in diameter, prepared by gas phase pyrolysis of decaborane vapour at 1 atm and 700-900 °C, can be halogenated by treatment with Br2 or XeF2; the surface halogenation somewhat increases the onset temperature for the oxidation of the particles under O2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3214-3215
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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