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Preparation of [email protected]2O Nanocatalysts by Reduction of HKUST-1 for Oxidation Reaction of Catechol

Department of Chemistry and Chemistry Institute for Functional Materials, Pusan National University, Busan 609-765, Korea
Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Korea
Department of Physics, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Korea
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Nicola Cioffi
Molecules 2016, 21(11), 1467;
Received: 30 August 2016 / Revised: 25 October 2016 / Accepted: 26 October 2016 / Published: 2 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metal Nanocatalysts in Green Synthesis and Energy Applications)
HKUST-1, a copper-based metal organic framework (MOF), has been investigated as a catalyst in various reactions. However, the HKUST-1 shows low catalytic activity in the oxidation of catechol. Therefore, we synthesized Fe3O4@HKUST-1 by layer-by layer assembly strategy and [email protected]2O by reduction of HKUST-1 for enhancement of catalytic activity. [email protected]2O nanoparticles exhibited highly effective catalytic activity in oxidation of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol. Through this method, MOF can maintain the original core-shell structure and be used in various other reactions with enhanced catalytic activity. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoparticles; HKUST-1; oxidation; catechol nanoparticles; HKUST-1; oxidation; catechol
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Jang, S.; Yoon, C.; Lee, J.M.; Park, S.; Park, K.H. Preparation of [email protected]2O Nanocatalysts by Reduction of HKUST-1 for Oxidation Reaction of Catechol. Molecules 2016, 21, 1467.

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