Yohsuke Watanabe

Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: A simple glass capillary microflow reactor system has been applied for the synthesis of palladium nanoparticles by thermal decomposition of palladium acetate (Pd(OAc)2) in diphenyl ether in the presence of poly(benzyl ether) dendron ligands (PBED Gn-NH2, n=1–3) as a stabilizer. Effect of hydrodynamic parameters (capillary diameter, linear flow rate, volume flow rate, and reaction temperature) and concentrations (precursor and stabilizer) on the particle size was investigated. The particle size can be controlled by varying linear flow rate and temperature as well as ligand/precursor concentration ratio. Volume flow rate does not affect the particle size when the linear flow rate is held constant for different capillary diameters (150–320μm). Unlike batch systems, in this microreactor system, smaller particles are produced at low ligand concentrations when the molar ratio of the ligand to metal precursor ranged from 1 to 5. As another characteristic of the microreactor synthesis, the concentration of the Pd precursor can be increased (up to 27mM) with maintaining a constant particle size (3.1±0.2nm) and a good monodispersity, while in the batch system a significant increase and broadening in the particle size are observed with increasing precursor concentration. KeywordsMicroflow reactor-Palladium nanoparticles-Thermal decomposition-Dendron ligand-Microfluidics-Nanomanufacturing
    Journal of Nanoparticle Research 01/2010; 12(3):951-960. · 2.18 Impact Factor