A one-pot route to the synthesis of alloyed Cu/Ag bimetallic nanoparticles with different mass ratios for catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol

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Author(s)

  • Wei Wu
  • Mei Lei
  • Shuanglei Yang
  • Li Zhou
  • Li Liu
  • Xiangheng Xiao
  • Changzhong Jiang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3450-3455
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume3
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2015

Abstract

Copper-based alloy nanoparticles (NPs) have recently triggered much research interest for the development of low-cost and high-performance bimetallic catalysts that have industrial applications. Here, we present alloyed Cu/Ag bimetallic NPs synthesized by a facial one-pot reduction method. The catalytic properties of these prepared Cu/Ag bimetallic NPs with different ratios have been investigated by reducing 4-nitrophenol (Nip) into 4-aminophenol (Amp) in the presence of NaBH4. In comparison with pristine Ag monometallic NPs, alloyed Cu/Ag bimetallic NPs exhibit high catalytic performance on the reduction of Nip. The current synthesis method of Cu/Ag bimetallic NPs does not require rigorous conditions or toxic agents, and thus it is a rapid, efficient, and green approach for the fabrication of active bimetallic catalysts.

Citation Format(s)

A one-pot route to the synthesis of alloyed Cu/Ag bimetallic nanoparticles with different mass ratios for catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol. / Wu, Wei; Lei, Mei; Yang, Shuanglei; Zhou, Li; Liu, Li; Xiao, Xiangheng; Jiang, Changzhong; Roy, Vellaisamy A. L.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 3, No. 7, 21.02.2015, p. 3450-3455.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review