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Ionic Liquid Stabilized Metal Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Catalytic Hydrogenation

[ Vol. 2 , Issue. 2 ]


Wenwen Zhu and Zhenshan Hou   Pages 213 - 227 ( 15 )


Metal nanoparticles (NPs) as high surface area heterogeneous catalysts are important in catalysis areas. Ionic liquids (ILs) have proven to be suitable media for the synthesis and stabilization of metal NPs. In addition, ILs can also act as additive to modified the physicochemical properties of metal NPs, including the size, shape and catalytic performance. This review summarizes recently reported various ILs which are applied to generate metal NPs by reduction or decomposition of metal precursor. Then, the interaction of the metal NP surfaces with the functionalized or nonfunctionalized IL has been discussed. Finally, the application of the ILs/metal NPs system in catalytic hydrogenation is reviewed with particular attention.


catalytic hydrogenation, Ionic liquid, interaction, immobilization, metal nanoparticles, stabilization, supported ionic liquid phase, supported ionic liquid phase, Ils, NPs, [BMIM][BF4]


Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China and Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, People's Republic of China.

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