Catalysis of the Sodium Sulfide Reduction of Methylviologene by CuS Nanoparticles
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- Kuchmii, S.Y., Korzhak, A.V., Raevskaya, A.E. et al. Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry (2001) 37: 36. doi:10.1023/A:1010465823376
Feasibility was demonstrated for the catalysis of the sodium sulfide reduction of methylviologene (MV2+) in aqueous solution using cupric sulfide nanoparticles. The catalytic activity of the nanoparticles depends on their size. The basic features were found for the formation of the MV+· radical–cation in the reduction of MV2+ by HS− anions in the presence of CuS nanoparticles as the catalyst. This is an equilibrium reaction.