Metal nanoparticles embedded in AIEE active supramolecular assemblies: robust, green and reusable nanocatalysts
In modern organic synthesis, the utilization of metal NPs for carrying out fundamental organic transformations is an area of great interest. This frontier article describes the exploitation of supramolecular assemblies of AIEE-active materials as nanoreactors, stabilizers and shape directing agents for the preparation of various types of metal NPs without using any additives, reducing agents, stabilizing agents, etc. This article further summarizes the utilization of the as-prepared supramolecular ensembles as reusable nanocatalysts for carrying out various organic transformations under mild conditions.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles