Binary intermetallic compounds have been synthesized in edible plant and seed oils through the reaction of molten metal dispersions of low-melting p-block metals with late transition metal powders. Specifically, apricot kernel, almond, safflower, and canola oils have been used to synthesize FeSn2, Ni3Sn4, CoSn3, CoGa3, Cu6Sn5, and Bi3Ni. This low-temperature strategy yields bulk-scale products that are highly crystalline, and the solvents used to synthesize them can be re-used several times.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Chemistry