University Chemistry ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (2): 227-232.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202206029

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Preparation and Characterization of Cu Nanoparticles on Porous Carbon: A Recommended Comprehensive Chemistry Experiment

Haoyuan Xie1, Weiying Xiao1, Shuru Tang1, Xin Deng1, Jing Tan1, Zecheng Lv1, Zuoyi Chen1, Wenting Liu1, Weiqin Xu1,2,*()   

  1. 1 Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Guangdong University of Education, Guangzhou 510303, China
    2 Department of Chemistry, Martin-Luther-Universit?t Halle-Wittenberg, Halle D06120, Germany
  • Received:2022-06-11 Accepted:2022-09-02 Published:2022-09-16
  • Contact: Weiqin Xu


Cu nanoparticles (NPs) supported on nitrogen-doped porous carbon (NPC) were synthesized by pyrolysis of Cu-metal organic frameworks (MOF) and characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and infrared spectroscopy (IR) to investigate their morphology and composition. In addition, the catalytic performance for the hydrogenation of nitrobenzene was explored and the catalytic reaction conditions were optimized. The methodical experimental procedure was designed in a comprehensive manner to cultivate scientific thinking and enhance the overall analytical skills of students.

Key words: N-doped porous carbon, MOF-derived materials, Catalytic hydrogenation, Comprehensive experiment