Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 499–503 | Cite as

Preparation and characterization of polymer-supported nano-amorphous Ni–B particles

  • Hong-Liang Wen
  • Kai-Sheng Yao
  • Jia Wei
  • Zhi-Ming Zhou
  • Andreas Kirschning
Brief Communication


Polymer-supported nano-amorphous Ni–B particles have been prepared by an ion exchange/chemical reduction protocol. The products were characterized by inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The polymer-supported Ni–B particles prepared at low temperature are 60–70 nm in size with a Ni–B ratio of Ni19B10.The choice of temperature is a crucial factor affecting particle size.


Nano-amorphous Polymer-supported Ni–B Ion exchange/chemical reduction Preparation Nanoparticles Nanocomposites 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong-Liang Wen
    • 1
  • Kai-Sheng Yao
    • 1
  • Jia Wei
    • 1
  • Zhi-Ming Zhou
    • 1
  • Andreas Kirschning
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and EnvironmentBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Institute of Organic ChemistryLeibniz Universät HannoverHannoverGermany

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