Masters Theses


"The work describes the synthesis, characterization and properties of Ni, Co and Cu based 1-D coordination polymer with 1, 4-benzenedicarboxylic acid as linker and 1-methylimidazole as co-ligand. The structure of the coordination polymers were investigated employing SCXRD and showed the formation of supramolecular 3-D architecture of the 1-D coordination polymer through non covalent CH..π, π.. π, and H-bonding interaction. These 1-D coordination polymers were further characterized by IR spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. Thermal decomposition of these polymeric metal complexes gave rise to carbon coated metal and metal carbides nanoparticles, for the 1-D structures of Co and Ni respectively. These 1-D coordination polymer-derived metal/metal carbide-carbon composites were further characterized by Raman spectroscopy, XPS, SEM, TEM and surface area measurement. A model organic reduction reaction, the conversion of para-nitro phenol to para-amino phenol was used to demonstrate the catalytic activity of nanoparticles. The results indicated that the carbon embedded cobalt nanoparticles were excellent catalyst for reduction reaction and evolved as a promising candidate for gas phase reduction process"--Abstract, page iii.


Liang, Xinhua

Committee Member(s)

Choudhury, Amitava
Neogi, P. (Partho), 1951-


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2015


x, 35 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-34).


© 2015 Siddharth Gopalakrishnan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Metal catalysts
Transition metals
Decomposition (Chemistry)

Thesis Number

T 10785

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