MOF-derived magnetic Ni-carbon submicrorods for the catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol

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  • Lina Jin, Jiangsu University
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  • Xiaoshuang Zhao, Jiangsu University
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  • Jian Ye, Jiangsu University
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  • Xinye Qian, Jiangsu University
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  • Mingdong Dong

Magnetic Ni-carbon submicrorods were easily synthesized via the direct pyrolysis of [Ni3(BTC)2·12H2O] precursors at different temperatures. The [Ni3(BTC)2·12H2O] precursors were obtained using a simple direct precipitation method at room temperature, which is distinctly different from previous reports. The porous Ni-carbon submicrorods obtained exhibited excellent catalytic activity and good reusability for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol. In particular, the activity factor κ (κ = k/m, s− 1 g− 1) of the Ni/C catalyst synthesized at 800 °C was found to be 17.41 s− 1 g− 1, which is higher than that of many previously reported Ni-based and noble metal-based catalysts. Therefore, magnetically recoverable Ni-carbon submicrorods appear as promising catalysts to be practically explored for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol because of their facile synthesis and excellent performance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCatalysis Communications
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2018

    Research areas

  • 4-nitrophenol reduction, Magnetic, Metal-organic frameworks, Nanocomposites, Supported Ni catalyst

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