## New publication - Ligand Enhanced Activity of in Situ Formed Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

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In this paper we show that we can stabilize in situ synthesized nanoparticles by including stabilizing ligands in the synthesis. This gives the in situ particles comparable stability to pre-synthesized particles, while retaining the flexibility of the in situ synthesis. We show that not all stabilizing ligands work for all metals, although PEGSH is a reasonable starting point for the metals we considered in this work. Additionally, we show that the incorporation of PEGSH can make some metals that appear inactive without stabilization due to precipitation, become active when stabilized. Although the addition of stabilizing ligands complicates the optimization of the synthesis conditions, it leads to more reproducible, and in some cases better results than leaving them out.

@article{simon-2021-ligan-enhan,
author =       {Zoe C. Simon and Eric M. Lopato and Maya
Bhat and Paige J. Moncure and Sarah M. Bernhard and John R.
Kitchin and Stefan Bernhard and Jill Millstone},
title =        {Ligand Enhanced Activity of in Situ Formed Nanoparticles for
Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution},
journal =      {ChemCatChem},
volume =       {},
number =       {},
pages =        {},
year =         2021,
doi =          {10.1002/cctc.202101551},
url =          {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cctc.202101551},
DATE_ADDED =   {Mon Nov 29 17:01:16 2021},
}