Magnetic Superhydrophobic Polymer Nanosphere Cage as a Framework for Miceller Catalysis in Biphasic Media (pages 1626–1634)
Zhi Zheng, Prof. Jianli Wang, Hualiang Chen, Linbin Feng, Ren Jing, Meizhen Lu, Prof. Bao Hu and Prof. Jianbing Ji
Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201400009
Free from the cage: The use of a magnetic polymer nanosphere cage derived from a Pickering emulsion as a framework for micelle-catalysed biphasic systems has been described. The catalysis results reveal that these fixed micelle-tethered catalysts self-assembled at the water–oil interface demonstrate much higher activity than their soluble counterparts. Moreover, the simple strategy applied for emulsion demulsifying (sonication or magnetic decantation) and re-emulsifying (magnetic stirring) makes this new system technically simple and practically applicable.