Development of novel catalytically active polymer-metal-nanocomposites based on activated foams and textile fibers
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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 pnitrophenol by sodium borohydride
CitationDomènech, B. [et al.]. Development of novel catalytically active polymer-metal-nanocomposites based on activated foams and textile fibers. "Nanoscale research letters", 2013, vol. 8, núm. 1, p. 238-243.