A new synthetic route to alkyl terminated silicon nanoparticles

Katherine A. Pettigrew, Philip P. Power, Susan M. Kauzlarich

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


This paper describes the preparation of alkyl terminated silicon nanoparticles that are air and moisture stable by the oxidation of magnesium silicide with bromine and then the subsequent termination with an alkyl Grignard reagent. The nanoparticles have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution TEM (HRTEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsV.I. Klimov, J.M. Buriak, D.D.M. Wayner, F.P. Priolo, B. White, L. Tsybeskov
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003
EventQuantum Confined Semiconductor Nanostructures - Boston MA, United States
Duration: Dec 2 2002Dec 5 2002


OtherQuantum Confined Semiconductor Nanostructures
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


Dive into the research topics of 'A new synthetic route to alkyl terminated silicon nanoparticles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this