"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.
Neogi, P. (Partho), 1951-
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
x, 35 pages
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Thesis - Open Access
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Gopalakrishnan, Siddharth, "1-D coordination polymer of transition metal as a precursor to generate surface active transition metal catalyst" (2015). Masters Theses. 7465.