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Controlled Synthesis of High Quality Scandium-based Nanocrystals as Promising Recyclable Catalysts for Silylcyanation Reaction

Abstract

High quality (monodisperse and well-defined) scandium based ternary fluoride nanocrystals of NaScF4 and KSc2F7 were successfully fabricated via one-pot colloidal synthesis method. These nanocrystals can play the part of hard Lewis acid catalysts by providing Lewis acid sites on account of the unique electronic structure, i.e. the ability of polarizing double bond by coordination. As a proof of concept application, NaScF4 and KSc2F7 nanocatalysts were used to catalyze the silylcyanation reaction at room temperature, which exhibited excellent catalytic activity with outstanding recyclability.

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The article was accepted on 30 Jun 2017 and first published on 07 Jul 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR04408A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Controlled Synthesis of High Quality Scandium-based Nanocrystals as Promising Recyclable Catalysts for Silylcyanation Reaction

    B. Yu, E. Hao, S. Fang, Z. Liu, Y. Wang, Z. Lv, N. Li, X. Zhang, L. Shi and Y. Du, Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR04408A

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