Formation of a Pt1Sn1(niggliite)-silica xerogel nanocomposite using a PtSn (1:1) organometallic precursor

Joseph P. Carpenter, C. M. Lukehart*, S. R. Stock

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Covalent incorporation of a complex containing a bifunctional thiolate substituent and a 1:1 Pt:Sn metal core stoichiometry into a silica xerogel matrix is accomplished using sol-gel processing. Thermal degradation of this complex-silica xerogel composite under solely reducing conditions affords a nanocomposite material in which the nanocluster phase has the Pt1Sn1 composition of niggliite. The use of a PtSn (1:1) complex as a single-source molecular precursor for the formation of a Pt1Sn1-Silica xerogel nanocomposite is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-256
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 29 2000


  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Niggliite
  • Silica xerogels
  • Sol-gel chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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