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Formation of a gold–carbon dot nanocomposite with superior catalytic ability for the reduction of aromatic nitro groups in water
- Mondal, Pritiranjan, Ghosal, Krishanu, Bhattacharyya, Swarup Krishna, Das, Mithun, Bera, Abhijit, Ganguly, Debabrata, Kumar, Pawan, Dwivedi, Jaya, Gupta, R. K., Martí, Angel A., Gupta, Bipin Kumar, Maiti, Subhabrata
- RSC advances 2014 v.4 no.49 pp. 25863-25866
- carbon quantum dots, catalysts, catalytic activity, gold, nanocomposites, nanogold, nitro compounds
- We report the synthesis of a gold–carbon dot nanocomposite and its utility as a recyclable catalyst for the reduction of aromatic nitro groups. The presence of carbon dots on gold nanosurfaces enhanced the reduction rate by two-fold.