Solvent Effects on Growth, Crystallinity, and Surface Bonding of Ge Nanoparticles

NMR and STEM image of the synthesized Ge nanoparticles
NMR and STEM image of the synthesized Ge nanoparticles

In a recent publication (Bernard and coworkers, Inorganic Chemistry, 2018) the Kauzlarich lab describes the synthesis and characterization of Ge nanoparticles made in a mixed solvent system. Using NMR, they demonstrated that both solvents are acting as capping ligands and that the solvent ratio impacts the nanoparticle’s crystallinity and size.

More information at https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00334