Synthesis and Characterization of GO-Chit-Ni Nanocomposite as a Recoverable Nanocatalyst for Reducing Nitroarenes in Water

Author(s): Mosayeb Sarvestani, Roya Azadi*

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 7 , 2020

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In the present study, nickel nanoparticles (Ni-NPs) immobilized on graphene oxide-chitosan (GO-Chit-Ni) have been synthesized and characterized as a catalyst for reduction of nitroarenes in water. For this purpose, GO has been functionalized with chitosan (GO-Chit). Then, Ni-NPs were immobilized on the surface of GO-Chit using a simple method. The GO-Chi-Ni nanocomposites were characterized using Fourier Transforms Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-Ray Diffraction Measurements (XRD), and Atomic Adsorption Spectrometry (AAS). The GO-Chi-Ni nanoparticles demonstrated appropriate catalytic activity in reducing nitroarenes to aryl amines in the existence of sodium borohydride (NaBH4) aqueous solution as a hydrogen source at 80oC. This catalytic system applies environmentally benign water as a solvent that is cheap, easily accessible, non-toxic, non-volatile, non-flammable and thermally stable. This type of catalyst can be applied several times with no considerable change in its performance.

Keywords: Graphene oxide, Chitosan, Nickel nanoparticles, Nitroarene, Reduction, Aryl amine

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Year: 2020
Page: [523 - 531]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1570178616666190806125217
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