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Halocarbon mineralization and catalytic destruction by metal nanoparticles

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Current Science

Source : Current Science, Volume 84, Number 12, p.1560-1564 (2003)

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Campus : Kochi

School : Center for Nanosciences

Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move

Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Year : 2003

Abstract : Halocarbons undergo catalytic destruction and mineralization with silver and gold nanoparticles in solution forming metal halides and amorphous carbon. The reaction, studied for several halocarbons and one chlorofluorocarbon, is efficient and complete destruction occurs within several hours at room temperature. The methodology can be applied for detection, destruction and removal of halocarbons with complete recovery of the products, implying possible applications.

Cite this Research Publication : S. A. Nair and Pradeep, T., “Halocarbon mineralization and catalytic destruction by metal nanoparticles”, Current Science, vol. 84, pp. 1560-1564, 2003.

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