Author(s): Praharaj S, Nath S, Ghosh SK, Kundu S, Pal T
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Abstract The immobilization of gold nanoparticles in anion exchange resin and their quantitative retrieval by means of a cationic surfactant, cetylpyridinium chloride, is studied. The resin-bound gold nanoparticles (R-Au) have been used successfully as a solid-phase catalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol by sodium borohydride. At the end of the reaction, the solid matrix remains activated and separated from the product. The recycling of catalyst particles after the quantitative reduction of 4-nitrophenol and the recovery of gold nanoparticles with unaffected particle morphology from the resin-bound gold nanoparticle entity have been reported.
This article was published in Langmuir
and referenced in Industrial Chemistry