Palladium Nanoparticles Anchored on Amine-Functionalized Silica Nanotubes as a Highly Effective Catalyst

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School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073, China
Staff Development Institute of China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC), Zhengzhou 450008, China
§ Key Laboratory of Material Chemistry for Energy Conversion and Storage, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute of CNTC, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Cite this: J. Phys. Chem. C 2018, 122, 5, 2696–2703
Publication Date (Web):January 5, 2018
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The catalytic performance of supported heterogeneous catalysts is mainly dependent on their constitutive components including active species and supports. Therefore, the design and development of effective catalysts with synergistic enhanced effect between active sites and supports is of great significance. A facile in situ reduction approach to prepare amine-functionalized silica nanotubes (ASNTs)-supported Pd ([email protected]) composite catalyst is demonstrated in this article. Benefiting from the intrinsic physical and chemical properties of the ASNTs support and deposited Pd nanoparticles (NPs), the as-prepared [email protected] catalyst exhibits superior catalytic activity, stability, and reusability toward nitroarene reduction reactions. For catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol, the turnover frequency (TOF) is as high as 313.5 min–1, which is much higher than that of commercial Pd/C (5.0 wt %) and many noble-metal based catalysts reported in the last 5 years. In addition, a high TOF of 57.4 min–1 was also realized by [email protected] catalyst for the Suzuki coupling reaction.

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