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Photochemical synthesis and characterization of novel samarium oxide nanoparticles: toward a heterogeneous Bronsted acid catalyst

Hodgson, G. K.; Impellizzeri, S.; Hallett-Tapley, G. L.; Scaiano, J. C. 'Photochemical synthesis and characterization of novel samarium oxide nanoparticles: toward a heterogeneous Bronsted acid catalyst', RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 3728-3732.

Photochemical synthesis and characterization of novel samarium oxide nanoparticles
Samarium oxide nanoparticles (Sm2O3NP) were prepared photochemically for the first time. Characterization shows spherical, polydisperse Sm2O3NP stabilized by 4-HEBA, a substituted benzoic acid. The Sm2O3NP also possess Brønsted acidity. This new material may prove to be a potent heterogeneous acid catalyst.

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/ra/c4ra14841j#!divAbstract