A self-switchable Ag nanoreactor exhibiting outstanding catalytic properties

Shunsheng Cao*, Juanrong Chen, Yi Ge, Long Fang, Ying Zhang, Anthony P F Turner

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A highly efficient nanoreactor that contains silver nanoparticles in hollow silica spheres and an interpolymer network as a gate-keeper has been developed following a facile procedure. The fast "signal-triggered" switch of the smart network results in a high reactivity and a high response rate, yielding improved potential for many practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Early online date24 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 04 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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