Synthesis and Characterization of Palladium Crystallites Intercalated in Montmorillonite

M. Crocker, J. G. Buglass, R. H.M. Herold

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Reduction of electrophilic Pd(II) complexes intercalated in montmorillonite under mild conditions (0 °C in MeOH) has been shown to afford highly dispersed metallic palladium, located mainly in the inter lamellar regions of the clay. Transmission electron microscopy reveals an unusual platelet morphology for the interlamellar metal particles, suggesting that the clay structure may impose a kinetic constraint on the attainment of a thermodynamically more favorable spherical morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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