Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications

Ela Eroglu, Xianjue Chen, Michael Bradshaw, Vipul Agarwal, Jianli Zou, Scott Stewart, Xiaofei Duan, Robert Lamb, Steven Smith, Colin Raston, K Iyer

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    Abstract

    Spherical palladium nanocrystals were generated from aqueous Na 2[PdCl4] via photosynthetic reactions within green microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris). Electrospun chitosan mats were effective for immobilizing these biogenic nanocrystals, as a material for recycling as a catalyst for the Mizoroki-Heck cross-coupling reaction. This photosynthetically-driven metal transformation system can serve as a good candidate for an environmentally-friendly method for the synthesis of metal nanocatalysts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1009-1012
    Number of pages4
    JournalRSC Advances
    Volume3
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2013

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    Eroglu, E., Chen, X., Bradshaw, M., Agarwal, V., Zou, J., Stewart, S., Duan, X., Lamb, R., Smith, S., Raston, C., & Iyer, K. (2013). Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications. RSC Advances, 3(4), 1009-1012. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2ra22402j