Sodium reduction of a mixture of tetrabromosilane with imidazole ionic liquids in organic solvents gives dispersions of silicon nanoparticles stabilized by carbene ligands. It was shown that the size of silicon nanoclusters depends on the size of substituents at nitrogen atoms of 1,3-dialkylimidazol-2-ylidenes.
Item Citation: Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry. May 2010, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p330, 3 p.Accession Number: edsgcl.228130177; Publication Type: Academic Journal; Source: Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry; Language: English; Publication Date: 20100501; Rights: Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved., COPYRIGHT 2010 Springer; Imprint: Springer