Gold nanoparticles immobilised in a superabsorbent hydrogel matrix: Facile synthesis and application for the catalytic reduction of toxic compounds

Hassan A.H. Alzahrani, Mark A. Buckingham, William P. Wardley, Richard D. Tilley, Nicholas Ariotti, Leigh Aldous*

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Abstract

Two methods are reported for the one-pot preparation of high concentrations of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) embedded throughout sodium polyacrylate hydrogels; this stabilises the AuNP in even extremely high ionic strength environments, and enables them to act as effective catalysts for the hydride-reduction of nitrophenols and of dyes, with zero order kinetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263-1266
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume56
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

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