Synthesis of copper catalysts for click chemistry from distillery wastewater using magnetically recoverable bionanoparticles

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  • External authors:
  • Richard Kimber
  • Nimisha Joshi
  • Alexander Rakowski


Copper recovered from a whisky distillery waste stream is shown to be an effective catalyst for a range of azide-alkyne “click” reactions. Biogenic nanomagnetite (BNM), produced under mild conditions, was used to rapidly recover and subsequently support the Cu catalyst which could be separated and recycled easily.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalGreen Chemistry
Early online date8 Jul 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Jul 2019