Nanoreactors: Yolk–Shell Hybrid Materials with a Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Shell: Ideal Nanoreactors for Selective Alcohol Oxidation (Adv. Funct. Mater. 3/2012)

Authors

  • Jian Liu,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
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  • Heng Quan Yang,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, P. R. China
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  • Freddy Kleitz,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Centre de recherche, sur les matériaux avancés (CERMA), Université Laval, Quebec, G1V 0A6, QC, Canada
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  • Zhi Gang Chen,

    1. Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis and School of Engineering, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
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  • Tianyu Yang,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
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  • Ekaterina Strounina,

    1. Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
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  • Gao Qing (Max) Lu,

    Corresponding author
    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia.
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  • Shi Zhang Qiao

    Corresponding author
    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia.
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Abstract

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Mesoporous yolk–shell structured nanoreactors with metal nanoparticle cores and inorganic-organic hybrid shells are successfully synthesized using a simple soft templating method, as reported on page 591 by Gao Qing (Max) Lu, Shi Zhang Qiao, and co-workers. Taking advantage of the unique structures, the obtained nanoreactors with Au, Pt, and Pd nanoparticle catalysts achieve high conversion and selectivity for selective alcohol oxidation reactions.

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