Catalysis Letters

, Volume 97, Issue 3–4, pp 151–154 | Cite as

A General Method for Preparation of PVP-Stabilized Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids

  • Xin-dong Mu
  • David G. Evans
  • Yuan Kou


Platinum, palladium and rhodium nanoparticles stabilized by poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (PVP) can be synthesized by ethanolic reduction of the corresponding metal halide salts and when immobilized in an ionic liquid, 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([BMI][PF6]), are very effective olefin hydrogenation catalysts which are capable of being recycled by a simple decantation procedure without loss of activity.

ionic liquids PVP nanoparticles hydrogenation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xin-dong Mu
    • 1
  • David G. Evans
    • 1
  • Yuan Kou
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Molecular EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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