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Reversing aggregation: direct synthesis of nanocatalysts from bulk metal. Cellulose nanocrystals as active support to access efficient hydrogenation silver nanocatalysts

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A highly atom-economical synthetic method to access nanocatalysts from bulk metal is described. A water suspension of cellulose nanocrystals was exposed to an Ag wire, under air and light exposure. In 2 weeks, Ag nanoparticles of size 1.3 nm ± 0.3 nm were deposited onto the biopolymer. These species were active for the hydrogenation of aldehydes, 4-nitrophenol, alkenes and alkynes.

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The article was received on 11 Jun 2015, accepted on 25 Aug 2015 and first published on 03 Sep 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01281C
Citation: Green Chem., 2016,18, 129-133
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    Reversing aggregation: direct synthesis of nanocatalysts from bulk metal. Cellulose nanocrystals as active support to access efficient hydrogenation silver nanocatalysts

    M. Kaushik, A. Y. Li, R. Hudson, M. Masnadi, C. Li and A. Moores, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 129
    DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01281C

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