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Amino-grafted graphene as a stable and metal-free solid basic catalyst

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Abstract

Metal-free catalysts are essential for various chemical reactions in industrial chemistry. Amino-functionalized carbon is a cheap and environmentally friendly solid basic catalyst. Here, NEt3-graphene solid basic catalyst has been synthesized through a consecutive deprotonation/carbometalation and electrophilic substituent. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), elemental analyses, thermal analyses, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) studies confirmed the formation of the target structure. Catalytic hydrolysis of ethyl acetate reveals that the amino-grafted graphene has a high catalytic activity.

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2012, accepted on 13 Feb 2012 and first published on 17 Feb 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM30442B
J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 7456-7460

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    Amino-grafted graphene as a stable and metal-free solid basic catalyst

    C. Yuan, W. Chen and L. Yan, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 7456
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM30442B

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