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Shape-controlled CuCl crystallite catalysts for aniline coupling

Xie, Ting and Gong, Ming and Niu, Zhiqiang and Li, Shuai and Yan, Xiaoyu and Li, Yadong (2010) Shape-controlled CuCl crystallite catalysts for aniline coupling. Nano Research, 3 (3). pp. 174-179.

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The catalytic activity of crystallites depends mainly upon the arrangement of surface atoms, the number of dangling bonds, and defect site distribution on different crystal planes. Here, we report the shape-controlled synthesis of CuCl crystallites, including tetrahedra, face-centered-etched tetrahedra, tripod dendrites, and tetrapods. These different morphologies of CuCl crystallites expose different proportions of 111 and 110 crystal planes, and materials with a preponderance of 111 crystal planes have better catalytic activity in aniline coupling than those with more 110 planes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:CuCl, aniline coupling, catalytic activity, crystal plane effects
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:9020
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:14 May 2010 14:40
Last Modified:14 May 2010 14:40

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