Comparing thermal and chemical removal of nanoparticle stabilizing ligands - effect on catalytic activity and stability

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dc.contributor.author Collins, Gillian
dc.contributor.author Davitt, Fionán
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Colm
dc.contributor.author Holmes, Justin D.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T12:30:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T12:30:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-16
dc.identifier.citation Collins, G., Davitt, F., O'Dwyer, C. and Holmes, J. D. (2018) 'Comparing thermal and chemical removal of nanoparticle stabilizing ligands - effect on catalytic activity and stability', ACS Applied Nano Materials. doi:10.1021/acsanm.8b02019 en
dc.identifier.issn 2574-0970
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7164
dc.identifier.doi 10.1021/acsanm.8b02019
dc.description.abstract The use of stabilizers is an essential part of colloidal catalyst preparation, however their impact on catalytic behavior is challenging to elucidate. This report evaluates three commonly used nanoparticle (NP) stabilizing ligands, oleylamine (OAm), dodecanethiol (DDT) and the polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). Stabilizing ligands are removed using thermal and chemical pre-treatments and the surface chemistry of the NPs is assessed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The method of ligand removal significantly altered the catalytic behavior of colloidal NPs. Chemical treatment was less effective in completely removing the capping ligands, however catalytic activity could be improved by partial ligand removal. Thermal pre-treatment decreased the activity of all the catalysts, even when the catalyst diameter and Pd surface chemistry was reasonably preserved. XPS analysis further revealed changes in the interfacial chemistry of the treated catalysts such as the formation of oxidized sulfur species formed during annealing DDT-Pd NPs and conformational changes in PVP capping ligands as a result of thermal treatment. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (New Foundations Scheme) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Chemical Society en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.8b02019
dc.rights © 2018, American Chemical Society. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Applied Nano Materials after technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsanm.8b02019 en
dc.subject Nanoparticles en
dc.subject Capping ligands en
dc.subject Palladium en
dc.subject Surface chemistry en
dc.subject XPS en
dc.subject Suzuki coupling en
dc.title Comparing thermal and chemical removal of nanoparticle stabilizing ligands - effect on catalytic activity and stability en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm O'Dwyer, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-11-16
dc.date.updated 2018-11-29T09:38:43Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ACS Applied Nano Materials en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.holmes@ucc.ie en
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