The catalytic efficiency of modified nanodiamonds (MND) in reactions of interaction between organic compounds was demonstrated on the example of azocoupling reaction (hydrogen peroxide-4-aminoantipyrine-phenol). It was found that catalytic action of MND was caused by redox active metal ions of Fe and Cu located on the MND surface. The neutralization of the ions significantly decreased catalytic properties of MND.
 Mochalin, V.N., Shenderova, O., Ho, D. and Gogotsi, Y. (2012) The Properties and Applications of Nanodiamonds. Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 11-23.
 Bogatyreva, G.P., Marinich, M.A., Ishchenko, E.V., Gvyazdovskaya, V.L., Bazalii, G.A. and Oleinik, N.A. (2004) Application of Modified Nanodiamonds as Catalysts of Heterogeneous and Electrochemical Catalyses. Physics of the Solid State, 46, 718-721.
 Zhang, J., Sheng Su, D., Blume, R., Schlogl, R., Wang, R., Yang, X. and Gajovic, A. (2010) Surface Chemistry and Catalytic Reactivity of a Nanodiamond in the Steam-Free Dehydrogenation of Ethylbenzene. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49, 8640-8644.
 Yeremin, A.N., Semashko, T.V. and Mikhailova, R.V. (2006) Co-Oxidation of Phenol and 4-Aminoantipyrine, Catalyzed by Polymers and Co-Polymers of Horse Radish Root and Glucose Oxidase of Penicillium funiculosum 46.1. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 42, 452-461.
 Kumar, A., Mishra, R.K. and Roy, S.S. (2004) Studies on Impact of Industrial Pollution on Biochemical and Histological Changes in a Catfish, Mystus vittatus (Bloch). In: Kumar, A., Ed., Industrial Pollution & Management, APH Publishing, New Delhi, 1-43.
 Bondar, V.S. and Puzyr, A.P. (2004) Nanodiamonds for Biological Investigations. Physics of the Solid State, 46, 716-719.
 Gibson, N., Shenderova, O., Luo, T.J.M., Moseenkov, S., Bondar, V., Puzyr, A., Purtov, K., Fitzgerald, Z. and Brenner, D.W. (2009) Colloidal Stability of Modified Nanodiamond Particles. Diamond and Related Materials, 18, 620-626.