Chinese Academy of Science Reports Findings in Eye Proteins (Monodispersed Ag Nanoparticles as Catalyst: Preparation Based on Crystalline Supramolecular Hybrid of Decamethylcucurbituril and Silver Ions)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Proteins have been published. According to news reporting originating from Fujian, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Monodispersed silver nanoparticles (Ag-0 NPs) have been first prepared on the basis of a postsynthesis via mild reduction from a new crystalline supramolecular hybrid solid assembled from Ag+ ions and decamethylcucurbituril (Me10CB). Uniform growth of nearly spherical Ag-0 NPs with an average size of ca. 4.4 nm was observed on the organic Me10CB[S] support to form Ag@Me10CB composite material."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Science, "The as-synthesized composite material was characterized by a range of physical measurements (PXRD, TGA, XPS, ICP, TEM, etc.) and was further exploited as a heterogeneous catalyst for the reduction of various nitrophenols in the presence of NaBH4. The kinetics of the reduction process was monitored under various experimental conditions."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The Ag@Me10CB[S] composite material showed excellent catalytic performance over the reduction reactions and remained active after several consecutive cycles."
For more information on this research see: Monodispersed Ag Nanoparticles as Catalyst: Preparation Based on Crystalline Supramolecular Hybrid of Decamethylcucurbituril and Silver Ions. Inorganic Chemistry, 2014;53(11):5692-5697. Inorganic Chemistry can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Inorganic Chemistry - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/inocaj)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.F. Li, Chinese Academy Sci, State Key Lab Struct Chem, Fujian Inst Res Struct Matter, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J. Lu, J.X. Lin and R. Cao (see also Proteins).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Fujian, Crystallins, Eye Proteins, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Supramolecular, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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