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J Am Chem Soc. 2003 Sep 3;125(35):10488-9.

Gold nanoparticles as catalysts for polymerization of alkylsilanes to siloxane nanowires, filaments, and tubes.

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Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA.

Abstract

Nanoparticles of gold prepared by condensation of gold vapor in cold pentanone serve as active catalysts for the polymerization of an alkylsilane C18H35SiH3 with water, to form nanowires and filaments. This reaction takes place under relatively mild conditions (refluxing pentanone).

PMID:
12940709
DOI:
10.1021/ja035046h

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