Shape- and Size-Controlled Synthesis in Hard Templates: Sophisticated Chemical Reduction for Mesoporous Monocrystalline Platinum Nanoparticles Academic Article uri icon


  • Here we report a novel hard-templating strategy for the synthesis of mesoporous monocrystalline Pt nanoparticles (NPs) with uniform shapes and sizes. Mesoporous Pt NPs were successfully prepared through controlled chemical reduction using ascorbic acid by employing 3D bicontinuous mesoporous silica (KIT-6) and 2D mesoporous silica (SBA-15) as a hard template. The particle size could be controlled by changing the reduction time. Interestingly, the Pt replicas prepared from KIT-6 showed polyhedral morphology. The single crystallinity of the Pt fcc structure coherently extended over the whole particle.


  • Wang, Hongjing
  • Jeong, Hu Young
  • Imura, Masataka
  • Wang, Liang
  • Radhakrishnan, Logudurai
  • Fujita, Nobuhisa
  • Castle, Toen
  • Terasaki, Osamu
  • Yamauchi, Yusuke

publication date

  • September 21, 2011