Bottom-Up Meets Top-Down: Patchy Hybrid Nonwovens as an Efficient Catalysis Platform


J. Schçbel, M. Burgard, C. Hils, R. Dersch, M. Dulle, K. Volk, M. Karg, A. Greiner, H. Schmalz

The two groups from Germany in their recent publication in Angewandte Chemie proved that combining top-down (electrospinning) with bottom-up (crystallization- driven self-assembly) approaches is an elegant route to nonwovens with a patch-like nanostructured surface that efficiently bind and stabilize catalytically active nanoparticles. The hybrid nonwovens are an efficient and reusable catalysis platform for the alcoholysis of dimethylphenylsilane.

Angewandte Chemie Int. Edition, 2016, 55, 1-5
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Full article can be found in DOI: 10.1002/anie.201609819