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One-pot synthesis of Ni nanoparticle/ordered mesoporous carbon composite electrode materials for electrocatalytic reduction of aromatic ketones

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Abstract

A simple one-pot synthesis of Ni nanoparticle/ordered mesoporous carbon composite electrode materials is demonstrated for electrosynthesis for the first time. The obtained nanocomposites have uniform mesopore sizes (3.0–3.7 nm), large specific surface areas (506–633 m2 g−1), high pore volumes (0.28–0.38 cm3 g−1), well-graphitized carbon frameworks, and uniformly dispersed Ni nanoparticles (7–15 nm) embedded in the carbon pore walls. The prepared materials show very high performance in the selective (∼84%) electrocatalytic reduction of aromatic ketones into alcohols (∼79%).

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of Ni nanoparticle/ordered mesoporous carbon composite electrode materials for electrocatalytic reduction of aromatic ketones

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2017, accepted on 18 Oct 2017 and first published on 19 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06602C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 17807-17813
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    One-pot synthesis of Ni nanoparticle/ordered mesoporous carbon composite electrode materials for electrocatalytic reduction of aromatic ketones

    Z. Zhang, Y. Liu, W. Meng, J. Wang, W. Li, H. Wang, D. Zhao and J. Lu, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 17807
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06602C

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