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New Nanoparticles Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at Institute for Advanced Studies

June 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanoparticles have been published. According to news reporting out of Zanjan, Iran, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "In this article, we have introduced catalytic application of copper ferrite nanoparticles (CuFe2O4) for one-pot odorless production of aryl alkyl thioethers using thiourea and alkyl bromides in wet polyethylene glycol as a green solvent."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Institute for Advanced Studies, "The catalyst was also successfully applied for one-pot synthesis of symmetrical diaryl trithiocarbonates via the reaction of sodium sulfide, carbon disulfide and aryl iodides under heterogeneous reaction condition. Magnetic copper ferrite nanoparticles were synthesized using iron (III) chloride and copper (II) chloride, and characterized using XRD, Fr-IR, AAS, and TEM analysis."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The catalyst was recycled using simple magnetic separation and reused for the five consecutive runs in the reaction of iodobenzene, thiourea and benzyl bromide without appreciable loss of activity."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis and characterization of magnetic copper ferrite nanoparticles and their catalytic performance in one-pot odorless carbon-sulfur bond formation reactions. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 2014;386():20-27. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Nanoparticles).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Gholinejad, Inst Adv Studies Basic Sci, Dept. of Chem, Gava Zang 4513766731, Zanjan, Iran. Additional authors for this research include B. Karimi and F. Mansouri.

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Zanjan, Sulfur, Chalcogens, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Science Letter