Synthesis of platinum multipods: an induced anisotropic growth.

Academic Article


  • This paper reports a highly effective synthesis of platinum multipods from platinum 2,4-pentanedionate in organic solvents. A trace amount of silver acetylacetonate is used to trigger the nucleation and the anisotropic growth of Pt nanocrystals. The morphologies of Pt multipods made include I- and V-shaped bipods, various types of tripods, and planar and three-dimensional (3D) tetrapods. The 3D Pt tetrapods can be well-defined, resembling those observed for II-VI semiconducting materials, such as CdS and CdSe. Control of morphology and the multipod-to-sphere transitions under various conditions have been systematically studied. A mode of formation based on the induced kinetically controlled growth has been discussed.
  • Authors

  • Teng, Xiaowei
  • Yang, Hong
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • May 2005
  • Published In

  • Nano Letters  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Crystallization
  • Materials Testing
  • Nanostructures
  • Particle Size
  • Platinum
  • Surface Properties
  • Temperature
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 15884888
  • Start Page

  • 885
  • End Page

  • 891
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 5