Synthesis of Hybrid Fullerene Oxide[C60(O)n, (n≥1)] - Silver Nanoparticle Composites and Their Catalytic Activity for Reduction of 2-, 3-, 4-Nitroaniline

  • Park, Jeong Hoon (Department of Convergence Science, Graduate School, Sahmyook University) ;
  • Ko, Jeong Won (Nanomaterials Research Institute, Sahmyook University) ;
  • Ko, Weon Bae (Department of Convergence Science, Graduate School, Sahmyook University)
  • Received : 2019.09.02
  • Accepted : 2019.09.21
  • Published : 2019.09.30


Fullerene oxide[$C_{60}(O)_n$, ($n{\geq}1$)] was synthesized by dissolving fullerene[$C_{60}$] and 3-chloroperoxybenzoic acid in toluene under refluxing condition for 5 h. Hybrid fullerene oxide-silver nanoparticle composites were synthesized by dissolving fullerene oxide and silver nitrate[$AgNO_3$] in diethylene glycol under ultrasonic irradiation for 3 h. The synthesized hybrid nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and ultraviolet-visible[UV-vis] spectroscopy. The catalytic activity for the reduction of various nitroanilines[NAs] was identified by UV-vis spectrophotometer. The efficiency of the catalytic reduction by the synthesized hybrid nanocomposites has an order of 4-NA > 2-NA > 3-NA.


Supported by : Sahmyook University


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