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30th World Nano Conference

Zurich, Switzerland

Bonamali Pal

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India

Title: Greener and selective synthesis of various aromatic amines by TiO2 nanocatalyst under light irradiation


Biography: Bonamali Pal


Photocatalytic reduction of nitro-aromatics to industrially important amino-derivatives using greener process  attracted a great deal of research interest as compared to conventional synthetic techniques. In this context, this research will show some potential usage of different sizes and shapes of bare and metal loaded TiO2, nanostructures (1-4) for the improved photoreduction efficiency of nitroaromatics under solar irradiation. It observed that anisotropic and core-shell nanostructures displaying superior catalysis and photocatalysis properties than conventional bulk catalysts materials. Photocatalytic reduction of 25 μmol 2, 2'-dinitrobiphenyl in 50% aqueous isopropanol and 50 mg P25-TiO2 under an argon atmosphere and 20 h UV light irradiation selectively produced 23.8 μmol of benzo [c] cinnoline (95%), (scheme 1) and 2, 2'-biphenyldiamine (5%) whose amount gradually increased with the irradiation time beyond 20–24 h due to further reduction of benzo [c] cinnoline. Selective photoreduction of mono/dinitro benzene to nitroanline and diaminobenzene etc could be controlled by crystal phases and shapes of TiO2 nanoparticles both under UV and solar irradiation. Highly sunlight photoactive Aloe-veral shaped crystalline rutile TiO2 nanoarchitectures is found to have superior hydrogenation efficiency of different nitroaromatics than conventional P25 and rutile TiO2 under direct sunlight exposure. Cu nanostructures of various shapes and sizes as superior catalysts for nitro-aromatic reduction and co-catalyst for Cu/TiO2 photocatalysis. Likewise core shell and lenghty nanostructures of mono and bimetallic plasmonic nanocatalysts exhibited better selectivity and yield for nitroaromatices reduction.