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Nano Research

Article Title

Nanostructuring gold wires as highly durable nanocatalysts for selective reduction of nitro compounds and azides with organosilanes

Keywords

nanocatalyst, gold, catalysis, reduction

Abstract

A general method is developed to prepare durable hybrid nanocatalysts by nanostructuring the surface of gold wires via simple alloying and dealloying. The resulting nanoporous gold/Au (NPG/Au) wire catalysts possess nanoporous skins with their thicknesses on robust metal wires specified in a highly controllable manner. As a demonstration, the as-obtained NPG/Au was shown to be a highly active, chemo-selective, and recyclable catalyst for the reduction of nitro compounds and azides using organosilanes as reducing agents.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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