Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (04): 908-914.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100433

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Ionic Liquid and Water: Making Nanoparticle Catalysis More Efficient and Greener

YUAN Xiao, LOU Shu-Jie, KOU Yuan   

  1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Green Chemistry Center, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
  • Received:2009-12-20 Revised:2010-01-15 Published:2010-04-02
  • Contact: KOU Yuan


Transition metal nanoparticles (MNP) stabilized in green solvents, i.e., ionic liquids (ILs) and water, have great potential for use in catalysis. These new catalytic systems are more efficient and greener while easy segregation of substances depends on a two-phase design. By an appropriate design of the metal nanoparticle, the stabilizer and the functional solvent, nanoparticle catalytic systems have been used in different reactions and processes. In this review, we discuss this green catalytic family by considering the development of nanoparticle-stabilizer-green solvent catalytic systems in our laboratory.

Key words: Green chemistry, Ionic liquid, Soluble nanoparticle, Stablizer


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