Reduction of 2-nitroaniline using AgNPs



In this research, the Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs) in size of 14-38 nm were prepared from AuCl3 using CDs solution as a reducing agent. The CDs capability for direct reduction of gold ions to elemental gold (Au0) without additional reducing and stabilizing agents was investigated. The catalytic activity of nanoparticles in the hydrogenation reaction of 2-nitroaniline was determined. The results show that the nanoparticles had high catalytic activity in the sodium borohydride-mediated hydrogenation of nitroaromatic compounds