INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Palladium Nanoparticles Embedded in a Layer-by-Layer Nanoreactor Built with Poly(Acrylic Acid) Using ?Electro-Click Chemistry?
VILLALBA M.; BOSSI, MARIANO; ERNESTO JULIO CALVO; MARIA DEL POZO
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Lugar: Washington; Año: 2016 vol. 32 p. 6832 - 6832
Palladium nanoparticles (Pd NPs) were formed by electrochemical reduction of Pd(NH3)4 3+ ions entrapped by ion exchange in poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) multilayer films grown by the Sharpless ?click reaction.? The alkyne (PAAalk)and azide (PAAaz) groups were covalently bound to the PAA, and the catalyzed buildup of the multilayer film was performed by electrochemical reduction of Cu2+ to Cu+. The size of the Pd NPs formed in Au/(PAAalk)3(PAAaz)2 multilayer films by the click reaction, that is, 50 nm, is larger than that of similarPd NPs formed in electrostatically bound Au/(PAA)3(PAH)2 nanoreactors, that is, 6−9 nm, under similar conditions. A combination of electrochemical methods and electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance, polarization modulation infraredreflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS), ellipsometry, and scanning electron microscopy has been used to follow these processes. Cyclic voltammetry of the resulting Pd NPs in a 0.1 M H2SO4 solution at 0.1 V·s−1 shows the PdO reduction peak at the same potential as that on the clean Pd surface unlike the NPs formed in electrostatically self-assembled Au/(PAA)3(PAH)2 nanoreactors with a 0.2 V shift in the cathodic direction most probably because of the strong adsorption of amino groups on the Pd NP surfaces.