Silver decorated graphene-polyvinyl alcohol hybrid hydrogel as catalyst for benzonitrile conversion
Journal article, 2017

In this work, we have synthetized a reduced graphene oxide functionalized with silver nanoparticles (G/Ag) by a method developed in our previous study and incorporated it in a hydrogel based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as gelator through a freezing/thawing method. The hydrogel has been tested to catalyze the reduction at room temperature of nitrile group of benzonitrile in water by using glucose as a natural and mild reducing agent.

Silver decorated graphene

Nitrile reduction

Hybrid hydrogel



Marcello Casa

University of Salerno

Maria Sarno

University of Salerno

Johan Liu

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Paolo Ciambelli

University of Salerno

Advanced Science Letters

1936-6612 (ISSN) 1936-7317 (eISSN)

Vol. 23 6 5980-5983

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Materials Engineering

Nano Technology



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