This work was supported by the Volkswagen Foundation (grant number I/84 072). We thank R. Engelhardt, C. Krien, C. Vervacke, and R. Buckan for the help with the experiments. A. A. Solovev thanks Dr. G. Wang and Prof. Y. F. Mei for fruitful discussions.
Light-Controlled Propulsion of Catalytic Microengines†
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2011
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 46, pages 10875–10878, November 11, 2011
How to Cite
Solovev, A. A., Smith, E. J., Bof ' Bufon, C. C., Sanchez, S. and Schmidt, O. G. (2011), Light-Controlled Propulsion of Catalytic Microengines. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 10875–10878. doi: 10.1002/anie.201102096
- Issue published online: 9 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 5 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Received: 24 MAR 2011
- Volkswagen Foundation. Grant Number: I/84 072
Turn off the light: A white-light source is used to control the propulsion of catalytic microengines powered by the local decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. The influence of the wavelength of the light and intensity on the fuel conditions provides a remote control over the power of the self-propelled microengines (see picture).