Boron-containing magnetic nanoparticles from Co, Ni, and Fe chloride salts and their catalytic performances on 4-nitrophenol reduction

MEYDAN E. , Demirci S., Aktas N., ŞAHİNER N. , ÖZTÜRK Ö. F.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.116, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


In this study, magnetic metal nanoparticles (MNP) were prepared by using Fe, Co and Ni ions and NaBH4 as reducing agents in oil-in-water microemulsion system. The prepared MNP were used as catalyst in 4-Nitro phenol (4-NP) reduction to 4-Aminophenol (4-AP). It was found that magnetic Co MNP performed superior catalytic performances than Fe and Ni MNP for 4-NP reduction. The catalytic reduction experiments revealed that as the concentration of reducing agent, NaBH4 that was used in the preparation of Co MNP was increased, the complete conversion time for 4-NP to 4-AP was decreased as the sizes of Co MNP were obatined as 75 +/- 16, 60 +/- 9, and 37 +/- 6 nm when using 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 M NaBH, respectively. Therefore, Co MNP prepared by using 0.4 M NaBH4 was used in the detailed investigation of various parameters such as the effect Co nanoparticles, reaction temperatures and time. The activation parameters of Co nanoparticle prepared by using 0.4 M NaBH4 as reducing agent was calculated as Ea = 32.1 +/- 3.1 kJ mot(-1), Delta H = 28.8 +/- 2.2 kJ mot(-1 )and Delta S = - 162.5 +/- 9.4 J mol(-1) K-1 that is the best catalytic performance amongst the other Co MNP5. The shelf life (storage) studies of Co nanoparticles showed that smaller Co MNP obtained by using 0.4 M NaBH4 reduce catalytic performance faster than the others, e.g, in the order of Co MNP(0.4 M NaBH4) > Co MNP(0.2 M NaBH4) > Co MNP(0.1 M NaBH4) in 20 day storage at ambient temperature. The activity% of Co MNP was decreased to 58 +/- 3% after five consecutives use while maintaining 100% conversion at every use corroborating the promising industry application of this magnetic Co MNP.