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Gold Nanoparticles to Obtain Dyes and Pharmaceuticals


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The Institute of Chemical Technology have patented a new catalyst based on gold nanoparticles that are capable of forming azocompounds. The azocompounds are molecules that are used as not toxic food additives, dyes and pharmaceuticals and they respect the environment.

Researchers from the CSIC and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia have an alternative technique for obtaining these molecules that so far were obtained by non-catalytic way. The new catalyst achieves almost total conversion to the desired product and reduces the three-stage process to just one.


June 5, 2009 - Posted by | Nanoproduction | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Researchers from this institute will be talking about gold catalysis at the GOLD 2009 conference

    Comment by Richard Holliday | June 18, 2009 | Reply

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