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Niaz Monadi

Niaz Monadi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
Education: PhD.
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry
Phone: 01135302508


Copper Schiff base complex immobilized on magnetic graphene oxide: Efficient heterogeneous nanocatalyst for treating environmental pollutants and synthesis of chromenes
catalyst, Cu(II) Schiff base complex, magnetic graphene oxide, reduction dye
Researchers Mahshid Shikh ، Niaz Monadi


Herein, a new Cu(II) Schiff base complex was immobilized onto the magnetic graphene oxide surface through a stepwise procedure. The as-synthesized nanostructure (GO/Fe3O4/CuL) was characterized by various techniques including Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), Raman spectroscopies, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopies, N2 adsorption–desorption analysis, vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The catalytic activity of the synthesized nanocatalyst was examined in 4-nitrophenol (4-NP), Congo red (CR), and methylene blue (MB) reduction using NaBH4 in an aqueous solution at room temperature. The reaction progress was monitored by UV–Vis spectroscopy. Also, the synthesized nanostructure was evaluated as an efficient catalyst for the synthesis of 2-amino-4H-benzopyrans via three-component reactions of 1-naphthol, malononitrile, and various aldehydes in ethanol/water at 50C. The use of green solvents, the short reaction time, the high product yield, and easy separation from the reaction environment are the main benefits of this catalytic system. By covalent grafting of the complex on the graphene oxide surface, its catalytic performance significantly increased compared with graphene oxide; this is probably related to the chemical change of the graphene oxide surface. The results show the high chemical stability and the improved reusability of the synthesized nanocatalyst (six times) without significant loss in the catalytic activity of GO/Fe3O4/CuL nanocomposite. K E Y W O R D S catalyst, Cu(II) Schiff base complex, magnetic graphene oxide, reduction dye 1 | INTRODUCTION In recent years, green chemistry concept involving catalysts and nontoxic substances, green solvents, less energy utilization, and by-products has attracted significant attention. Particularly, one of the most important prin