The effect of oxidation pretreatment of polymer template on the formation and catalytic activity of Au/PET membrane composites

Korolkov I. V. , Borgekov D. B. , Mashentseva A. A. , Guven O., BAKAR ATICI A. , Kozlovskiy A. L. , ...Daha Fazla

CHEMICAL PAPERS, cilt.71, sa.12, ss.2353-2358, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11696-017-0229-1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2353-2358


This paper reports on the synthesis and structure elucidation of the track-etched membranes with embedded gold nanotubes (prepared in etched-only and COOH-enriched PET track-etched membranes) as well as comparative testing of the catalytic activity of prepared composites. The carboxylic group functionality was enriched by successive oxidation by hydrogen peroxide and UV. "As-prepared" and oxidized membrane composites were examined for catalytic activity using reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) by NaBH4. The catalytic activity of Au/PET-Ox composite was found to be 23% more effective than Au/PET-Etch composites. Nanocomposites were also investigated by XRD, XPS and SEM techniques.