Enhancing reductive C-N coupling of nitrocompounds through interfacial engineering of MoO2 in thin carbon layers
The direct reductive C-N coupling of nitrocompounds shows great potential for producing functional secondary amines. In this study, we developed an approach by coating silica nanospheres with polydopamine and metal precursor, followed by carbonization to create interfacial engineered MoO2. The presence of numerous crystal interfaces and metal-carbon interactions resulted in a remarkable enhancement of C-N coupling activity and stability of catalyst.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2023 Emerging Investigators