By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanoplates have been published. According to news reporting from Maharashtra, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Present work aims to develop a greener approach for the palladium nanoplates (PdNPs) synthesis and its catalytic applications. The protocol deals with solar energy assisted ionic palladium reduction in the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and ethylene glycol (EG) with a good shape selectivity."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Chemical Technology, "Polyvinylpyrrolidone plays a duel role of capping agent and mild reductant; whereas, ethylene glycol acts as a reductant and solvent. The optimum sunlight concentration is a key factor to the anticipated nanoplate's synthesis. Results show that the most of nanoparticles are hexagonal and triangular nanoplates in the range of 20-50 nm. This is a first report which shows similar to 70% selectivity to the nanoplates formation using sun light. The study also covers it's catalytic application, wherein; 2-phenoxy-1,1'-biphenyls and N,N-dimethyl-[1,1'-biphenyl] derivatives were synthesized by a simple, ligand free, faster, one pot, ecological and economic protocol in aqueous medium. The catalyst shows better performance than that of conventionally available 10% Pd/C catalyst."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The prepared PdNPs showed excellent catalytic performance to the desired products with recyclability."
For more information on this research see: Solar energy assisted synthesis of palladium nanoplates and its application in 2-phenoxy-1,1 '-biphenyls and N,N-dimethyl-[1,1 '-biphenyl] derivatives synthesis. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 2013;379():30-37. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Nanoplates).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.B. Patil, Inst Chem Technol, Dept. of Chem, Bombay 400019, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Palladium, Nanoplates, Maharashtra, Nanotechnology, Transition Elements, Emerging Technologies
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