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Microwave-assisted synthesis of transition metal phosphide

United States Patent

December 30, 2014
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A method of synthesizing transition metal phosphide. In one embodiment, the method has the steps of preparing a transition metal lignosulfonate, mixing the transition metal lignosulfonate with phosphoric acid to form a mixture, and subjecting the mixture to a microwave radiation for a duration of time effective to obtain a transition metal phosphide.
Viswanathan; Tito (Little Rock, AR)
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
12/ 754,336
April 5, 2010
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH The present invention was made with Government support under Grant Nos. 08-EPSCOR-009-REU and DEFC 36-06G086072, awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF-EPSCOR SURF) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), respectively. The government has certain rights in the invention.