Palladium nanoparticles decorated carbon nanotubes: Facile synthesis and their applications as highly efficient catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol

Haiqing Li, Lina Han, Justin Cooper-White, Il Kim

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Two completely green and facile strategies have been developed to decorate Pd nanoparticles onto carbon nanotubes (CNT) sidewalls via non-covalent interactions assisted with newly synthesized hyperbranched polymers (PiHPs). The resultant CNT/PiHP/Pd heterogeneous catalysts exhibit ultrahigh catalytic reactivity towards the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-591
Number of pages6
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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