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Electroless synthesis of cellulose-metal aerogel composites

Schestakow, M. and Muench, F. and Reimuth, C. and Ratke, L. and Ensinger, W. (2016):
Electroless synthesis of cellulose-metal aerogel composites.
In: Applied Physics Letters, AIP Publishing, p. 213108, 108, (21), ISSN 0003-6951,
[Online-Edition: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4952948],
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Abstract

An environmentally benign electroless plating procedure enables a dense coating of silver nanoparticles onto complex cellulose aerogel structures. In the course of the nanoparticle deposition, the morphological characteristics of the aerogel are preserved, such as the continuous self-supporting network structure. While achieving a high metal loading, the large specific surface area as well as the low density is retained in the cellulose-metal aerogel composite. Due to the interesting features of cellulose aerogel substrates (e.g., the accessibility of its open-porous network) and electroless plating (e.g., the possibility to control the density, size, and composition of the deposited metal nanoparticles), the outlined synthetic scheme provides a facile and flexible route towards advanced materials in heterogeneous catalysis, plasmonics, and sensing.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Schestakow, M. and Muench, F. and Reimuth, C. and Ratke, L. and Ensinger, W.
Title: Electroless synthesis of cellulose-metal aerogel composites
Language: English
Abstract:

An environmentally benign electroless plating procedure enables a dense coating of silver nanoparticles onto complex cellulose aerogel structures. In the course of the nanoparticle deposition, the morphological characteristics of the aerogel are preserved, such as the continuous self-supporting network structure. While achieving a high metal loading, the large specific surface area as well as the low density is retained in the cellulose-metal aerogel composite. Due to the interesting features of cellulose aerogel substrates (e.g., the accessibility of its open-porous network) and electroless plating (e.g., the possibility to control the density, size, and composition of the deposited metal nanoparticles), the outlined synthetic scheme provides a facile and flexible route towards advanced materials in heterogeneous catalysis, plasmonics, and sensing.

Journal or Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 108
Number: 21
Publisher: AIP Publishing
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Material Analytics
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2016 12:17
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4952948
Identification Number: doi:10.1063/1.4952948
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