By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Nanoparticles have been presented. According to news reporting from Padova, Italy, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Laponite nanoclay embedded inside soluble crosslinked copolymers (microgels) may act as cation exchanger allowing loading of the microgels with cationic metal precursors, which upon reduction yield tailored ternary colloidal nanocomposites comprising both nanoclay and metal nanoparticles. Microgel nanohybrids with variable Laponite nanoclay content were loaded with cationic precursors of different noble metals (Pd, Pt, Au); subsequent reduction by several methods yielded ternary nanocomposites which were extensively characterized."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Padova, "Nanocomposites based on Pd were also tested as catalysts in standard Suzuki and Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions. The proposed method for the production of ternary nanocomposite microgels has been validated. The factors influencing the final metal nanoparticle size (nature of the reducing agent, clay content in the microgel) have been determined and rationalized."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The resulting Pd-containing ternary nanocomposite microgels are viable catalysts of standard cross coupling reactions in water-rich medium."
For more information on this research see: Metal nanoparticles inside microgel/clay nanohybrids: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic efficiency in cross-coupling reactions. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2014;414():41-5. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/622861)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Contin, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, via Marzolo 1, I-35131 Padova, Italy. Additional authors for this research include A. Biffis, S. Sterchele, K. Dormbach, S. Schipmann and A. Pich (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Padova, Europe, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies.
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC