Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticle Catalysts Based on a New Water-Soluble Ionic Polymer
A new water-soluble methyl-imidazolium-based ionic polymer was synthesized by ring-opening metathesis polymerization that was subsequently used to prepare aqueous gold nanoparticle solutions which were characterized by UVvis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The aqueous gold nanoparticle solutions were employed as catalysts in the reduction of pnitrophenol and in the hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde and were found to exhibit excellent activity under mild conditions.
Keywords: Gas Shift Reaction ; Chlorine-Free Benzaldehyde ; Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation ; Supported Gold ; Selective Hydrogenation ; Metal Nanoparticles ; Alpha,Beta-Unsaturated Alcohol ; Chemoselective Hydrogenation ; Unsaturated Alcohols ; Propene Epoxidation
Record created on 2011-09-24, modified on 2016-08-09