Reducing Agents in Colloidal Nanoparticle Synthesis
CHAPTER 6: Amines and Amine-boranes
Published:14 May 2021
Special Collection: 2021 ebook collectionSeries: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
A. Marjorie Yon, B. Jean-Daniel Marty, C. Diana Ciuculescu-Pradines, 2021. "Amines and Amine-boranes", Reducing Agents in Colloidal Nanoparticle Synthesis, Stefanos Mourdikoudis
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This chapter provides a brief description of the use of amines and amine-borane complexes as reducing agents for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles. The use of alkyl, aryl amines, hydrazine, amine-borane complexes and, finally, polymeric amines is discussed in relation to their ability to reduce different classes of metallic ions (noble, magnetic, semiconductor, metalloid, etc.). For each type of amine the main mechanisms of formation and stabilization of the formed nanoparticles will be described, based on the most outstanding examples in the literature.