In situ loading of gold nanoparticles on Fe3O4@SiO2 magnetic nanocomposites and their high catalytic activity

Jinmin Zheng, Yalei Dong, Weifeng Wang, Yanhua Ma, Jing Hu, Xiaojiao Chen, Xingguo Chen
Nanoscale 2013 June 7, 5 (11): 4894-901
In this work, a facile approach was successfully developed for in situ catalyzing Au nanoparticles loaded on Fe3O4@SiO2 magnetic nanospheres via Sn(2+) linkage and reduction. After the Fe3O4@SiO2 MNPs were first prepared via a sol-gel process, only one step was needed to synthesize the Fe3O4@SiO2-Au magnetic nanocomposites (Fe3O4@SiO2-Au MNCs), so that both the synthesis step and the reaction cost were remarkably decreased. Significantly, the as-synthesized Fe3O4@SiO2-Au MNCs showed high performance in the catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol and could be reused for several cycles with convenient magnetic separability. This approach provided a useful platform based on Fe3O4@SiO2 MNPs for the fabrication of Au or other noble metal magnetic nanocatalysts, which would be very useful in various catalytic reductions.

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