Development of novel catalytically active polymer-metal-nanocomposites based on activated foams and textile fibers

Berta Domènech, Kharla K. Ziegler, Fernando Carrillo, Maria Muñoz, Dimitri N. Muraviev, Jorge MacAnás

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the intermatrix synthesis of Ag nanoparticles in different polymeric matrices such as polyurethane foams and polyacrylonitrile or polyamide fibers. To apply this technique, the polymer must bear functional groups able to bind and retain the nanoparticle ion precursors while ions should diffuse through the matrix. Taking into account the nature of some of the chosen matrices, it was essential to try to activate the support material to obtain an acceptable value of ion exchange capacity. To evaluate the catalytic activity of the developed nanocomposites, a model catalytic reaction was carried out in batch experiments: the reduction of p-nitrophenol by sodium borohydride. © 2013 Domènech et al.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Metal nanoparticles
  • Polyacrylonitrile fibers
  • Polyamide fibers
  • Polyurethane foams

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    Domènech, B., Ziegler, K. K., Carrillo, F., Muñoz, M., Muraviev, D. N., & MacAnás, J. (2013). Development of novel catalytically active polymer-metal-nanocomposites based on activated foams and textile fibers. Nanoscale Research Letters, 8(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1186/1556-276X-8-238