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Synthesis of metal nanoparticle compositions from metallic and ethynyl compounds

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A process of making metal nanoparticles comprising the steps of: providing a precursor composition comprising at least one metallic compound and at least one organic compound; wherein the organic compound is selected from the group consisting of an ethynyl compound, a metal-ethynyl complex, and combinations thereof; wherein the precursor composition is a liquid or solid at room temperature; and heating the precursor composition under conditions effective to produce metal nanoparticles. A metal nanoparticle composition comprising metal nanoparticles dispersed homogenously in a matrix selected from the group consisting of ethynyl polymer, crosslinked ethynyl polymer, amorphous carbon, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanoparticles, graphite, and combinations thereof.

Inventors: 
Keller, Teddy M.; Qadri, Syed B.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2004-06-24
Grant Date: 
2008-05-20
Grant time: 
1,426 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
26
Claim count percentile rank: 
1
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY