Pyrolysis of a 1-D polymeric cobalt(II) coordination complex ([Co(BDC)(Mim)2]n, H2BDC = benzenedicarboxylic acid; Mim = N-methylimidazole) results in the formation of carbon embedded fcc cobalt nanoparticle composites, Co@C. The as-prepared Co@C shows an agglomerated secondary structure with a highly embedded carbon shell comprising of cobalt nanoparticles of 20-100 nm. These Co@C particles show excellent catalytic activity in the reduction of nitrophenol to aminophenol, studied as a model reaction, and evolves as a promising candidate for the gas phase reduction process.
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Pariyar, Anand, Siddharth Gopalakrishnan, Joseph Stansbery, Rajankumar L. Patel, Xinhua Liang, Nikolay Gerasimchuk, and Amitava Choudhury. "A 1-D coordination polymer route to catalytically active Co@ C nanoparticles." RSC advances 6, no. 45 (2016): 38533-38540.