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).
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This page is a summary of: A covalently anchored homogeneous gold complex on carbon nanotubes: a reusable catalyst, Chemical Communications, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c3cc46097e.
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