Formation of monodisperse FePt alloy nanocrystals using air-stable precursors: fatty acids as alloying mediator and reductant for Fe3+ precursors.


High quality FePt nanocrystals were synthesized by a simple and high performance synthetic method in a hydrocarbon solvent. Instead of a toxic and dangerous Fe(CO)(5) precursor, air-stable and generic inorganic and organic iron salts were used as the iron precursors. Fatty acid molecules were identified as both efficient reducing reagents for the Fe(3… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja900202t

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