Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.57, No.14, 8128-8136, 2018
Influence of Reduction Kinetics on the Preparation of Well-Defined Cubic Palladium Nanocrystals
A facile, synthesis strategy has been developed to synthesize palladium nanocubes with tunable size and well controlled morphology. Through adjusting the dosages of acetate species (KOAc, NH4OAc, and HOAc), the sizes of well-defined Pd nanocubes are tuned. The reduction of Pd precursors, a first-order reaction, is influenceable by acetate species, and a quantitative relationship between cubic width and apparent reduction rate constant, which has been found to be an effective parameter to describe the growth process of Pd nanocubes, has been uncovered. The effect of apparent reduction rate constant on the growth of Pd nanocubes has been discussed, and the growth kinetics of Pd nanocubes is quantitatively depicted.