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Thermosensitive Core–Shell Particles as Carriers for Ag Nanoparticles: Modulating the Catalytic Activity by a Phase Transition in Networks


  • We thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 481), Bayreuth, BASF, and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for financial support.


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Nanoreactors: Metal nanoparticles must be stabilized with carrier systems against aggregation if they are to have applications in catalysis. One such system, a thermosensitive network of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) that surrounds a polystyrene core, enables control over the catalytic activity of the nanoparticles through a phase transition and leads to applications as a controllable nanoreactor.

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