We report a method to synthesize a palladium-functionalized porous graphene xerogel structure. A graphene xerogel nanocomposite with a three-dimensional microstructure was obtained by chemical reduction of an aqueous dispersion of graphene oxide at mild temperature. After the graphene hydrogel has been placed in a K2PdCl4 solution, the spontaneous redox reaction between the reduced graphene and Pd2+ takes place, leading to the formation of nanohybrid materials consisting of a graphene porous matrix decorated with Pd nanoparticles. The final porosity of the material was tuned through drying the graphene hydrogel by solvent evaporation. The porous palladium functionalized graphene xerogels were successfully used for the catalytic reduction of Rhodamine 6G.

Palladium nanoparticle functionalized graphene xerogel for catalytic dye reduction

Luca Minati
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Victor Micheli;Giorgio Speranza
2018

Abstract

We report a method to synthesize a palladium-functionalized porous graphene xerogel structure. A graphene xerogel nanocomposite with a three-dimensional microstructure was obtained by chemical reduction of an aqueous dispersion of graphene oxide at mild temperature. After the graphene hydrogel has been placed in a K2PdCl4 solution, the spontaneous redox reaction between the reduced graphene and Pd2+ takes place, leading to the formation of nanohybrid materials consisting of a graphene porous matrix decorated with Pd nanoparticles. The final porosity of the material was tuned through drying the graphene hydrogel by solvent evaporation. The porous palladium functionalized graphene xerogels were successfully used for the catalytic reduction of Rhodamine 6G.
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