Nanoparticles research is a rapidly developing area with a wide range of potential applications in optical, biomedical, and electronic fields. They possess excellent structural features and very good functional characteristics.
Palladium is an excellent hydrogenation and dehydrogenation catalyst available in organo-metallic forms. Palladium nanoparticles have found to be effective catalysts in a number of chemical reactions due toi their increased surface area over the bulk metal.
The chemical properties of palladium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
The physical properties of palladium nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The thermal properties of palladium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.
Palladium nanoparticles can be formed by alcohol reduction in ethanol with the addition of a hydrochloric acid catalyst. They can be also be formed by a modified polyol method.
The key applications of palladium nanoparticles are listed below:
- Polymer membranes
- Sensor design application
- Coatings, plastics, nanofibers and textiles
- Fuel cells