Solvothermal Synthesis of Ultrasmall Tungsten Oxide


Dec 11, 2012 - oxide nanoparticles (NPs) of group 5 and 6 metals is not readily achievable ... The NPs had a mean size of 1.6 ± 0.3 nm, as estimated ...
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Solvothermal Synthesis of Ultrasmall Tungsten Oxide Nanoparticles Nikolaos Soultanidis,†,⊥ Wu Zhou,‡,# Christopher J. Kiely,‡ and Michael S. Wong*,†,§,∥ †

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, United States Materials Science & Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, United States Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, United States

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ABSTRACT: The synthesis of catalytically useful, ultrasmall oxide nanoparticles (NPs) of group 5 and 6 metals is not readily achievable through reported methods. In this work, we introduce a one-pot, two-precursor synthesis route to