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Efficient and sustainable Co3O4 nanocages based nickel catalyst: A suitable platform for the synthesis of quinoxaline derivatives
A. Sharma, R. Dixit, S. Sharma, , S. Yadav, B. Arora, M.B. Gawande, R.K. Sharma
Published in Elsevier B.V.
Volume: 504
Engineered nanocages have emerged at the forefront of nanomaterial investigation as they possess tremendous potential to boost key chemical processes owing to their hollow architectures that can help in achieving high reactivity. With an intention to make profitable use of their morphological features guided chemical activity, we developed dispersable Co3O4 nanocages decorated with nickel nanoparticles for accessing a broad spectrum of pharmaceutically and biologically active N-heterocyclic quinoxaline nuclei using α-dicarbonyls and 1,2-diamines as precursor reagents. For designing Co3O4 nanocages, we employed a simple and scalable method involving Kirkendall effect in which thermal decomposition of Co3[Co(CN)6]2 was carried out thereafter, nanocages were loaded with Ni nanoparticles to obtain the final Ni@Co3O4 catalyst. Results revealed that Ni@Co3O4 catalyst possesses immense potential to accelerate condensation of diamines and di-carbonyls in absence of any additives under mild reaction conditions. The superior catalytic efficiency has been attributed to the hollow architecture of the nanocatalyst comprising of abundant catalytic sites. This protocol exhibits several remarkable attributes such as mild reaction conditions outstanding functional group tolerance, high yield, immense durability and reusability for six subsequent runs. © 2021
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