Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 117, Issue 4, pp 311–316 | Cite as

Synthesis of Pt, Pd, Pt/Ag and Pd/Ag nanoparticles by microwave-polyol method

  • Kirti Patel
  • Sudhir Kapoor
  • Devilal Purshottam Dave
  • Tulsi Mukherjee


Pt, Pd, Pt-Ag and Pd-Ag bimetallic nanoparticles were synthesized in ethylene glycol and glycerol using the microwave technique in the presence of a stabilizer poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP). It has been observed that PVP is capable of complexing and stabilizing nanoparticles. Mixed clusters were formed by simultaneous reduction of the metal ions. The clusters were characterized using UV-Vis spectra, XRD and dynamic light scattering. To understand the mechanism of formation of mixed nanoparticles, several experimental parameters such asin situ irradiation of mixed metal salts and mixing of individual sols were attempted.


Mixed particles microwave optical absorption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirti Patel
    • 1
  • Sudhir Kapoor
    • 2
  • Devilal Purshottam Dave
    • 1
  • Tulsi Mukherjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe Institute of ScienceMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Radiation Chemistry & Chemical Dynamics DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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