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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2016)
Catalytic reduction of 4-Nitrophenol to 4-Aminophenol by using Fe2O3-Cu2O-TiO2 nanocomposite


Author(s): P Babji and V Lakshmana Rao

Abstract: In this work, a simple sol-gel method was used to synthesize magnetic Fe2O3-Cu2O-TiO2 nanocomposite by using sol gel method and their application for the catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol by using reductant as NaBH4. The synthesized catalyst was characterized by XRD, FT-IR, FE-SEM and EDS have been applied to investigate the structure and morphology of the Fe2O3-Cu2O-TiO2 nanocomposite. The obtained catalyst showed best catalytic ability than pure TiO2. Since the magnetic nanocomposites are readily recovered from the solution phase without centrifugation or filtration. The Fe2O3-Cu2O-TiO2 nanocomposite was synthesized in this work has been exploited as solid phase catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol in the presence of NaBH4.

Pages: 123-127  |  847 Views  21 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
P Babji, V Lakshmana Rao. Catalytic reduction of 4-Nitrophenol to 4-Aminophenol by using Fe2O3-Cu2O-TiO2 nanocomposite. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(5):123-127.
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