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Reduction of Nitroaromatic Compounds on Supported Gold Nanoparticles by Visible and Ultraviolet Light

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  • Prof. Dr. Huaiyong Zhu,

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    1. Chemistry Discipline, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001 (Australia), Fax: (+61) 731-381-804
    • Chemistry Discipline, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001 (Australia), Fax: (+61) 731-381-804
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  • Dr. Xuebin Ke,

    1. Chemistry Discipline, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001 (Australia), Fax: (+61) 731-381-804
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  • Prof. Dr. Xuzhuang Yang,

    1. Chemistry Discipline, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001 (Australia), Fax: (+61) 731-381-804
    2. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University, Huhhot, 010020 (P.R. China)
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  • Sarina Sarina,

    1. Chemistry Discipline, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001 (Australia), Fax: (+61) 731-381-804
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  • Dr. Hongwei Liu

    1. Chemistry Discipline, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001 (Australia), Fax: (+61) 731-381-804
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  • We thank Prof. Jincai Zhao, Prof. Cheng Guo, and Dr. Xi Chen for constructive discussions and Yi-Cheng Huang for her careful revision of the manuscript. X.K. is indebted to the QUT for a Vice-Chancellor′s Fellowship and X.Y. to the Australian Government and the Cheung Kong Group for an Endeavour Research Fellowship. The authors also gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Natural Science foundation of China (project no. 20920102034).

Abstract

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Angestrahlt: Nitroarene auf Goldnanopartikeln (3 Gew.-% auf einem ZrO2-Träger) werden direkt zu den entsprechenden Azoverbindungen reduziert, wenn sie bei 40 °C mit sichtbarem oder ultraviolettem Licht bestrahlt werden (siehe Bild). Die Reaktion verläuft hoch selektiv bei Umgebungstemperatur und -druck und ermöglicht die Selektion von Intermediaten, die bei thermischen Reaktionen instabil sind.

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