Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by squaric acid and supported on cellulose fibers for the catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol in water

Md Tariqul Islam, Julio E. Padilla, Noemi Dominguez, Daisy C. Alvarado, Md Shah Alam, Peter Cooke, Mary M.J. Tecklenburg, Juan C. Noveron

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

35 Scopus citations

Abstract

We report a simple, fast, and green method to produce gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) that are reduced and stabilized by sodium squarate in water and easily attach to cellulose fibers. The AuNPs and its nanocomposites with cellulose fibers exhibited excellent catalytic activity for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) with NaBH4. A glass column was packed with the nanocomposites and used for the continuous catalytic reduction of 4-NP with NaBH4 and demonstrated to be used multiple times (20×) without loss of catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91185-91191
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number94
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by squaric acid and supported on cellulose fibers for the catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol in water'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this