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Research Conducted at Islamic Azad University Has Updated Our Knowledge about Nanoparticles

May 16, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Nanoparticles are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Isfahan, Iran, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Mesoporous poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (MPVP) was prepared through a nanocasting technique based on mesoporous silica KIT-6 as sacrificial templates, and served as an efficient scaffold for supporting Pd nanoparticles. The physical and chemical properties of Pd-MPVP were characterized using FT-IR, XRD, BET, DRS UV-Vis, SEM, TEM and TGA techniques."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Islamic Azad University, "The application of this novel purely organic heterogeneous catalyst, which combine the advantage of organic polymers and mesoporous materials, was investigated for C C bond formation through the Heck coupling reaction of aryl iodides, bromides and chlorides with styrene. It was observed that the activity of this catalyst decreased just 5% after nine regeneration processes were performed."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This unique result opens new perspectives for application of purely organic mesoporous polymers as structurally defined hydrophobic catalyst in catalytic reactions."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) containing palladium nanoparticles as a novel heterogeneous organocatalyst for Heck reaction. Journal of Molecular Structure, 2014;1063():259-268. Journal of Molecular Structure can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Journal of Molecular Structure -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from R.J. Kalbasi, Islamic Azad Univ, Dept. of Chem, Shahreza Branch, Shahreza 31186145, Isfahan, Iran (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Isfahan, Palladium, Nanotechnology, Transition Elements, Emerging Technologies

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