Chemistry, an Asian journal

One Step Preparation of Reduced Graphene Oxide/Pd-Fe3 O4 @Polypyrrole Composites and Their Application in Catalysis.

PMID 26110436


The simple preparation of catalysts with superior catalytic activity and good reusability is highly desirable. Herein, we report a novel strategy to construct reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/Pd-Fe3 O4 @polypyrrole (PPy) catalysts with Pd and Fe3 O4 nanoparticles anchored on a rGO nanosheet surface and wrapped in a PPy shell. The synthesis and assembly of both the Pd and Fe3 O4 nanoparticles, the preparation of the PPy layer, and the reduction of graphene oxide nanosheets were finished in one step. In the system, the PPy layer not only prevented aggregation of Pd and Fe3 O4 nanoparticles, but also generated a synergistic effect with precursor Pd(2+) ions, which led to a high dispersity of as-prepared Pd nanoparticles. Although the procedure was simplified to one step, the catalytic activity and reusability were not sacrificed. In the reduction of 4-nitrophenol, their catalytic performance was better than that in recent reports. Moreover, the catalysts showed good reusability owing to their magnetic properties.