Nano Research

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 174–179

Shape-controlled CuCl crystallite catalysts for aniline coupling

Authors

  • Ting Xie
    • Department of ChemistryTsinghua University
  • Ming Gong
    • Department of ChemistryTsinghua University
  • Zhiqiang Niu
    • Department of ChemistryTsinghua University
  • Shuai Li
    • Department of ChemistryTsinghua University
  • Xiaoyu Yan
    • Department of ChemistryTsinghua University
    • Department of ChemistryTsinghua University
Open AccessResearch Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12274-010-1020-6

Cite this article as:
Xie, T., Gong, M., Niu, Z. et al. Nano Res. (2010) 3: 174. doi:10.1007/s12274-010-1020-6

Abstract

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.
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Keywords

CuCl aniline coupling catalytic activity crystal plane effects

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