Silane Oxidation Catalyzed by Carbon Nanotube-Gold Nanohybrids

2011 Synfacts  
Significance: The gold nanohybrid on multiwalled carbon nanotubes 1 (AuCNT nanohybrids) was prepared by layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly of amphiphilic nitrilotriacetic acid diyne lipids (DANTA), cationic poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDA-DMAC), and colloidal nanoparticles (AuNPs). The AuCNT-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of silanes (2a-j) was carried out in THF to give the corresponding silanols (3a-j) in 93-99% yields. Comment: The hydrophobic portion of DANTA was adsorbed on the
more » ... and photopolymerized by UV irradiation at 254 nm. Carbon nanotube-gold nanohybrid 1 was characterized by TEM, GC-MS, ICP-MS, and XPS analyses. The catalyst was readily recovered by centrifugation and reused five times without significant loss of catalytic activity. SYNFACTS Contributors:
doi:10.1055/s-0031-1289248 fatcat:urqeoco5vbe7fpnpwoh6z7mnje