Metal Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Reduction Using Borohydride in Aqueous Media: A Kinetic Analysis of the Surface Reaction by Microfluidic SERS

highlight4 W. Xie, R. Grzeschik, S. Schlücker

Prof. Schlücker and coworkers investigated the platinum-catalyzed reduction of 4-nitrothiophenol to 4-aminothiophenol in aqueous sodium borohydride solution as a prominent model reaction, by using label-free SERS monitoring in a microfluidic reactor. This study demonstrates the potential of microfluidics-based kinetic SERS monitoring of heterogeneous catalysis in colloidal suspension. Full article can be found in DOI: 10.1002/anie.201605776

Angewandte Chemie Int. Edition, First published: 30 September 2016 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201605776