Hu P1, Chen L1, Deming CP1, Lu JE1, Bonny LW1, Chen S1.
Nanoscale. 2016 Jun 9;8(23):12013-21. doi: 10.1039/c6nr02296k.Stable platinum nanoparticles were successfully prepared by the self-assembly of para-substituted styrene derivatives onto the platinum surfaces as a result of platinum-catalyzed dehydrogenation and transformation of the vinyl groups to the acetylene ones, forming platinum-vinylidene/-acetylide interfacial bonds. Transmission electron microscopic measurements showed that the nanoparticles were well dispersed without apparent aggregation, suggesting sufficient protection of the nanoparticles by the organic capping ligands, and the average core diameter was estimated to be 2. Read More