Recent advances in metal nanoparticles supported on Montmorillonite as catalysts for organic synthesis

  • Dipak Kumar Dutta CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, Materials Sciences and Technology Division, Jorhat 785006, Assam
Keywords: Metal-Nanoparticles, Supported Catalysts, Heterogeneous Catalysts, Organic Synthesis

Abstract

Nanostructured materials has appealed considerable attention due to their characteristic properties and applications in different fields. Metal nanoparticles supported on modified montmorillonite composites have led to the generation of new and novel heterogeneous ‘Nanocatalysts’, which are much more efficient than other catalysts and thus pave the way for developing sustainable environmentally benign catalysis and chemical procedures. Such nanocatalysts are progressing towards their use in chemical industries. This review presents the recent trend of advances in the synthesis and catalytic reactions of supported metal nanoparticles on acid activated montmorillonite. Metals nanoparticles-montmorillonite composites show efficient catalytic activities with high conversions and selectivity for hydrogenation, transfer hydrogenation, oxidations and coupling reactions. Raw montmorillonite possess no catalytic activity, however acid activated montmorillonite exhibits excellent acid catalytic activities.

Published
2019-06-07
How to Cite
Dutta, D. (2019). Recent advances in metal nanoparticles supported on Montmorillonite as catalysts for organic synthesis. Journal of Materials NanoScience, 6(1), 19-31. Retrieved from http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/87
Section
NanoChemistry