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Nickel Nanowires: Synthesis, Characterization and Application as Effective Catalysts for the Reduction of Nitroarenes

Department of Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry and Biotechnology, Silesian University of Technology, B. Krzywoustego 4, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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Catalysts 2018, 8(11), 566; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8110566
Received: 28 October 2018 / Revised: 9 November 2018 / Accepted: 16 November 2018 / Published: 20 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Nanostructured Catalysts)
We have demonstrated a convenient method of synthesizing nickel nanowires (NiNWs), which could be easily tuned to produce materials with a carefully defined nanostructure. By varying the concentration of the Ni precursor, pH of the medium or reaction temperature, we directly affected the diameter of the formed product as well as the yield of the process. The obtained material consisted of straight bundles of NiNWs, which revealed powerful catalytic action for the reduction of nitroarenes to appropriate amine derivatives. A selection of substrates were employed and all of them were successfully converted into the corresponding aromatic amine despite the presence of different substituents on the aromatic ring with high yields, even in large scale reactions. The results showed that NiNW-based catalysts could constitute efficient catalytic systems for the synthesis of aryl amines at industrial levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: nickel nanowires; synthesis; catalytic properties; reduction of nitroarenes nickel nanowires; synthesis; catalytic properties; reduction of nitroarenes
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Wasiak, T.; Przypis, L.; Walczak, K.Z.; Janas, D. Nickel Nanowires: Synthesis, Characterization and Application as Effective Catalysts for the Reduction of Nitroarenes. Catalysts 2018, 8, 566.

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