During the polymerization process of aniline (and the derivatives of aniline), the released proton and electron initiate the reduction of 4-nitrophenolate through a proton coupled electron transfer (PCET) mechanism. In situ formation of gold nanoparticles during a similar polymerization process catalyze the reduction reaction.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Energy (all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films