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Halocarbon mineralization and catalytic destruction by metal nanoparticles

Nair, Sreekumaran A and Pradeep,, T. (2003) Halocarbon mineralization and catalytic destruction by metal nanoparticles. Current Science , 84 (12). 1560-1564 .

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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.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4503
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 06:48
Last Modified:02 Apr 2009 06:48

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