Catalytic exercise of C60 fullerene nanowhisker-silver nanoprism composite for discount of 2-nitrophenol: Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures: Vol 0, No 0




A silver nanoprism answer was ready by reacting silver nitrate (AgNO3), trisodium citrate dihydrate (C6H5Na3O7·2H2O), sodium borohydride (NaBH4), and ascorbic acid (C6H8O6) in distilled water. The profitable formation of the silver nanoprisms was confirmed by UV–seen spectroscopy contemplating the 350–400 nm and 600–650 nm wavelength ranges. The C60 fullerene nanowhiskersilver nanoprism composite was synthesized via a liquid-liquid interfacial precipitation (LLIP) methodology utilizing C60-saturated toluene, the silver nanoprism answer, and isopropyl alcohol and characterised by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Its catalytic exercise was assessed for the discount of 2-nitrophenol by monitoring the response via UV–vis spectroscopy. A kinetics research was performed, which indicated that the C60 fullerene nanowhisker-silver nanoprism composite catalyzed discount of 2-nitrophenol follows a pseudo-first-order response.