Investigation of nanoparticle syntheses and their assembly onto alumina support

Matthys Loedolff

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This thesis describes decomposition reactions of transition metal complexes such as ferrocene, other ferrocenyl moieties, and bimetallic ruthenim-cobalt complexes into nanoparticles. The decomposition of lanthanide-series complexes into nanoparticles, such as lanthanum oleate, are also described. Nanoparticles from the aforementioned reactions, as well as other cobalt-based nanoparticles, were assembled onto alumina supports in order to investigate and improve nanoparticle dispersion and nanoparticle-support interactions. The effect of support surface modifications on nanoparticle dispersion were also investigated. The behaviour of the nanoparticles on support at elevated temperatures in a reducing environment were consequently investigated.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Spackman, Mark, Supervisor
  • Fuller, Becky, Supervisor
  • Koutsantonis, George, Supervisor
Award date18 Jun 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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