Silver nanoparticles distributed into polyaniline bridged silica network: A functional nanocatalyst having synergistic influence for catalysis
A novel organic–inorganic hybrid nanocatalyst, Ag nanoparticles supported poly[N-(3-Trimethoxy silyl)propyl]aniline (Ag@PTMSPA), was prepared by a simple one-step method. X-ray diffraction analysis, field emission transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photo electron spectroscopy reveal the coexistence of Ag nanoparticles (average size ∼ 10 nm) and PTMSPA in Ag@PTMSPA. N2 adsorption–desorption experiments provide the textural properties of the catalyst, such as surface area (86.6 m2/g), pore volume (1.3 × 10− 1 cm3/g) and pore size (4.2 nm). UV–visible spectroscopy was used to follow the kinetics of reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) by sodium borohydride (NaBH4) in the presence of Ag@PTMSPA catalyst.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 11, Issue 10, 11 May 2010, Pages 913–918