Monitoring the synthesis and composition analysis of microsilica encapsulated acetylacetonatocarbonyl triphenylphosphinerhodium catalyst by inductively coupled plasma (ICP) techniques

Qing Dai, David Brian Menzies, Qinling Wang, Agnes E Ostafin, Seth N Brown, Dan Meisel, Edward J Maginn

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A novel technique to monitor the synthesis process of encapsulated acetylacetonatocarbonyl triphenylphosphinerhodium within a microsilica nanoshell has been studied using inductively coupled plasma (ICP) techniques. Nanospheres sized around 50-100 nm were obtained and ICP was used to quantify the exact composition of rhodium, phosphorous, and silicon with differing digestion solvents. In addition, ICP was used to detect rhodium and phosphorous in the nano core-shell catalysts as a quality control procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677 - 682
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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