Current study deals with the generation of Sn based nanostructures with inherent magnetic character as efficient catalyst for the reductive transformation of nitroarenes to corresponding amines. In this context, Sn incorporated spinel nanoferrites- CoSnxFe2−xO4 and NiSnxFe2−xO4; x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 have been synthesized via most facile sol-gel methodology. The knowledge of successful incorporation of Sn in to the lattice of spinel nanoferrites (without the formation of any impurity), have been acquired from the shift in the band positions in the FT-IR spectra and shift in the peak positions observed in the powder X-ray diffraction patterns. The saturation magnetization has been found to decrease with successive Sn inclusion which confirmed the octahedral site preference of Sn. With the incorporation of Sn in to the lattice of CoFe2O4 and NiFe2O4 drastic improvement in the catalytic performance has been observed in comparison to undoped nanoferrites.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry