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Reversing aggregation: direct synthesis of nanocatalysts from bulk metal. Cellulose nanocrystals as active support to access efficient hydrogenation silver nanocatalysts

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A highly atom-economical synthetic method to access nanocatalysts from bulk metal is described. A water suspension of cellulose nanocrystals was exposed to an Ag wire, under air and light exposure. In 2 weeks, Ag nanoparticles of size 1.3 nm ± 0.3 nm were deposited onto the biopolymer. These species were active for the hydrogenation of aldehydes, 4-nitrophenol, alkenes and alkynes.

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Submitted
11 Jun 2015
Accepted
25 Aug 2015
First published
03 Sep 2015

This article is Open Access

Green Chem., 2016,18, 129-133
Article type
Communication
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Reversing aggregation: direct synthesis of nanocatalysts from bulk metal. Cellulose nanocrystals as active support to access efficient hydrogenation silver nanocatalysts

M. Kaushik, A. Y. Li, R. Hudson, M. Masnadi, C. Li and A. Moores, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 129 DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01281C

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