Sub-nanometric Rh decorated magnetic nanoparticles as reusable catalysts for nitroarene reduction in water
Shaikh M.N., Helal A., Kalanthoden A.N., Najjar B., Abdul Aziz M., Mohamed H.D.
Establishing a method of reduction of nitroarenes into corresponding amines in water without using flammable sodium borohydride or toxic hydrazine as hydrogen source, is quite challenging. Here, we show for the first time the propensity of sub-nanometric rhodium nanoparticles (< 1 nm) supported on ultra-small magnetic nanoparticles (8�10 nm), as reusable catalyst for the nitroarene reduction in aqueous medium using tetrahydroxydiboron (THDB) as reductant. � 2018 Elsevier B.V.