Date of this Version
Nano Letters 14 ,2014
We report a simple yet general approach to monodisperse MPt (M = Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) nanoparticles (NPs) by coreduction of M(acac)2 and Pt(acac)2 (acac = acetylacetonate) with oleylamine at 300°C. In the current reaction condition, oleylamine serves as the reducing agent, surfactant, and solvent. As an example, we describe in details the synthesis of 9.5 nm CoPt NPs with their compositions con-trolled from Co37Pt63 to Co69Pt31. These NPs show composition-dependent structural and magnetic properties. The unique oleylamine reduction process makes it possible to prepare MPt NPs with their physical properties and surface chemistry better rationalized for magnetic or catalytic applications.