Reductive deposition of Ni-Zn nanoparticles selectively on TiO2 fine particles in the liquid phase

Hideyuki Takahashi, Yoji Sunagawa, Sarantuya Myagmarjav, Katsutoshi Yamamoto, Nobuaki Sato, Atsushi Muramatsu

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A novel metal nanoparticle synthesis method has been developed, in which metallic Ni nanoparticles with an amorphous-like structure were selectively deposited on TiO2 fine particles through the reduction from the liquid phase. The addition of Zn proved to decrease the nanoparticles size, leading to the increase in the total area of catalytically active Ni surface. In addition, nanoparticles were highly stabilized by the deposition on TiO2, so that the catalytic activity of Zn-added TiO2-supported Ni nanoparticles (Ni-Zn/TiO2) in the 1-octene hydrogenation was ca. 10 times higher than that of unsupported Ni nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2414-2416
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov


  • Catalytic activity
  • Liquid phase reduction method
  • Nickel-zinc nanoparticles
  • Selective deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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