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A 1-D coordination polymer route to catalytically active Co@C nanoparticles

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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.

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The article was received on 22 Feb 2016, accepted on 30 Mar 2016 and first published on 08 Apr 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA04650A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 38533-38540
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    A 1-D coordination polymer route to catalytically active Co@C nanoparticles

    A. Pariyar, S. Gopalakrishnan, J. Stansbery, R. L. Patel, X. Liang, N. Gerasimchuk and A. Choudhury, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 38533
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA04650A

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