Heterogeneous Catalytic Degradation of Nitro-aromatic Compound using Highly Defect Spongy Surface Palladium Nanocatalyst


  • A. Balouch National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
  • M. T. Shah National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
  • A. A. Pathan Civil Engineering Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  • A. M. Mahar National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
  • Abdullah . National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
  • S. Sabir National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
  • A. A. Umar Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  • M. K. Samoon Centre of Applied Geology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080, Pakistan


Palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) were successfully grown on an indium tin oxide (ITO) surface using a one-pot liquid phase deposition method. After the growth for 2 h, thick coat of PdNPs was observed on the ITO surfaces. Palladium nanoparticles exhibited spherical fibrous crystallike appearance and tend to stick with each other and form flower like structure. After successful synthesis PdNPs were effectively applied as catalyst for degradation of Nitro-aromatic compound.


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How to Cite

A. Balouch, “Heterogeneous Catalytic Degradation of Nitro-aromatic Compound using Highly Defect Spongy Surface Palladium Nanocatalyst”, The Nucleus, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 64–69, Mar. 2016.




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