Pyrolysis of a 1-D polymeric cobalt(ii) coordination complex ([Co(BDC)(Mim)2]n, H2BDC = benzenedicarboxylic acid; Mim = N-methylimidazole) results in the formation of carbon embedded fcc cobalt nanoparticle composites, Co@C. The as-prepared Co@C shows an agglomerated secondary structure with a highly embedded carbon shell comprising of cobalt nanoparticles of 20-100 nm. These Co@C particles show excellent catalytic activity in the reduction of nitrophenol to aminophenol, studied as a model reaction, and evolves as a promising candidate for the gas phase reduction process.
A. Pariyar et al., "A 1-D Coordination Polymer Route to Catalytically Active Co@C Nanoparticles," RSC Advances, vol. 6, no. 45, pp. 38533-38540, Royal Society of Chemistry, Apr 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ra04650a
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Catalyst activity; Cobalt; Coordination reactions; Nanoparticles; Polymers; 1D coordination polymer; Carbon shells; Cobalt nanoparticles; Coordination complex; Gas phase reduction; Model reactions; N-methylimidazole; Secondary structures; Cobalt compounds
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