Synthesis of silver nanoparticles in a continuous flow tubular microreactor

Xue Zhang Lin, Alexander D. Terepka, Hong Yang

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Abstract

This paper describes the synthesis of silver nanoparticles in a continuous flow tubular microreactor using silver pentafluoropropionate as a single-phase reactant precursor. This precursor can be thermally reduced in isoamyl ether to form silver nanoparticles in the presence of trioctylamine. The reaction is suitable for continuous flow reactors because of the moderate temperature for the formation of silver nanoparticles. The produced silver nanoparticles can have a narrow size distribution. Temperature profiles of the reactant fluids are obtained to understand the formation of silver nanoparticles in the microreactor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2227-2232
Number of pages6
JournalNano letters
Volume4
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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