A covalently anchored homogeneous gold complex on carbon nanotubes: a reusable catalyst

Charles Vriamont, Michel Devillers, Olivier Riant, Sophie Hermans
  • Chemical Communications, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c3cc46097e

Covalently anchored homogeneous gold complex on carbon nanotubes

What is it about?

An gold(I) complex was anchored onto carbon nanotubes and used as catalyst. It could be very efficiently resused several times with minimal loss of activity.

Why is it important?

In comparison with our work published in Chemistry-A European Journal (Vriamont et al.), it shows that covalently anchored complex is more robust towards recycling than the same complex immobilized by pi-pi stacking (non covalent).


Professor Sophie Hermans
Universite catholique de Louvain

A nice piece of work to read in conjunction with other papers by same group of authors ! (Vriamont et al.) All part of his splendid PhD thesis ! (proud supervisor speaking here)

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor olivier riant and Professor Sophie Hermans