The invention refers to a process for the production of oxidizable submicronic particles (nanoparticles) comprising one or more zero-valent metals and incorporated inside a crystallized solid matrix. In particular, the invention refers to a two-step process: (1) synthesis of the metal particles in a solution; (2) crystallization by heterogeneous nucleation of the solute onto the produced particles. The invention also relates to oxidizable metal particles in a crystallized solid matrix, obtained by the process of present invention, and to the uses of these metal particles in the industrial and environmental field.
PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PROTECTED OXIDIZABLE METAL PARTICLES AND CORRELATED PRODUCTS / Vilardi, Giorgio; Stoller, Marco; DI PALMA, Luca; Verdone, Nicola. - (2018).