Noble Metal Nanoparticles Stabilized by Cyclodextrins: A Pertinent Partnership for Catalytic Applications

Author(s): A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 14 , Issue 13 , 2010

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For economic and ecological purposes, the design of stable and reusable noble metal nanoparticles in water has become a concern over the past few years. Among the various water-soluble protective agents, cyclodextrins proved to be attractive candidates to efficiently stabilize catalytically active nanospecies in aqueous media and also to improve the mass transfer in aqueous-organic two-phase systems. Various catalytic reactions such as arenes hydrogenations, olefins reduction or cross-coupling reactions were successfully achieved with good yields and selectivities according to the relevant choice of the cyclodextrins (cavity or functionalization).

Keywords: Nanoparticles, Noble metal, Cyclodextrins, Catalysis, Water

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Year: 2010
Page: [1266 - 1283]
Pages: 18
DOI: 10.2174/138527210791616911
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