Silver nanoparticle catalysed redox reaction: An electron relay effect

Kaushik Mallick, Mike Witcomb, Mike Scurrell

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A silver cluster shows efficient catalytic activity in a redox reaction because the cluster acts as the electron relay centre behaving alternatively as an acceptor and as a donor of electrons. An effective transfer of electrons is possible when the redox potential of the cluster is intermediate between the electron donor and electron acceptor system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-287
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Dye reduction
  • Electron relay effect
  • Nanoparticles
  • Redox reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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