Silicon nanoparticles (NPs) of ∼4.5(1.10) nm from a room-temperature solution route are terminated by a silanization method for the first time. Energy-selected emission is observed, consistent with the distribution of sizes obtained by this route. The NPs are photochemically stable in nonpolar organic solvents and when exposed to air/water under ambient conditions for up to 1 year. The nanoparticles were characterized by TEM, HRTEM, EDX, SAED, FTIR, 1H/13C NMR, UV - vis, and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy.
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