Title

A 1-D Coordination Polymer Route to Catalytically Active Co@C Nanoparticles

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Second Department

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2046-2069

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry, All rights reserved.

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