Controlled syntheses of Ag nanoparticles inside MOFs by using amine–borans as vapour phase reductants

Yohei Takashima,* Yasushi Sato, Takaaki Tsuruoka and Kensuke Akamatsu*

Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 17169-17172

Controlled synthesis of Ag nanoparticles inside porous materials is difficult because of their high mobilities during the reactions. Herein, by using a series of amine–boranes as vapour phase reductants, we succeeded in synthesizing Ag nanoparticles in a controlled manner inside MOFs.