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Low-energy synthesis of air-stable alkali-metal colloids in a polymer alkali-halide matrix

By Robert E. Benfield, R. Harry Cragg, Richard G. Jones, Sidney A. McIntosh, Anthony C. Swain and Andrew J. Wiseman


We report a method for the synthesis of sodium or potassium colloids at room temperature under nitrogen. The colloids, formed within a protective matrix of alkali metal halide and a polysilane polymer, are remarkably air-stable. The UV-visible and EPR spectroscopic characterisation of the colloids is described

Topics: QC
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Year: 1993
DOI identifier: 10.1007/bf01425604
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