Title

Self-assembled palladium-organic composite nanofibers and their applications as a recyclable catalyst

Authors

Authors

T. Bera;J. Y. Fang

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Abbreviated Journal Title

RSC Adv.

Keywords

HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS; SPATIAL-ORGANIZATION; HELICAL RIBBONS; SUPER; HYDROGEL; NANOPARTICLES; NANOTUBES; ADSORPTION; TUBULES; TUBES; PD; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Abstract

We report the formation of palladium nanoparticle (PdNP)-lithocholic acid (LCA) composite nanofibers by the self-assembly of Pd2+-coordinated LCA molecules and an ex situ reduction. The ex situ reduction by sodium borohydride or ascorbic acid produces the composite nanofibers with PdNPs grown on the surface of LCA nanofibers. The catalytic activity of the PdNP-LCA composite nanofibers in the decolourization of 4-phenyl azo benzoic acid is investigated. We find that the composite nanofibers can be recycled without significantly losing their catalytic activities.

Journal Title

Rsc Advances

Volume

3

Issue/Number

44

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

21576

Last Page

21581

WOS Identifier

WOS:000326056600070

ISSN

2046-2069

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