Magnetic yolk-shell structured anatase-based microspheres loaded with Au nanoparticles for heterogeneous catalysis

Chun Wang, Junchen Chen, Xinran Zhou, Wei Li, Yong Liu, Qin Yue, Zhaoteng Xue, Yuhui Li, Ahmed A. Elzatahry, Yonghui Deng, Dongyuan Zhao

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Magnetic yolk-shell structured anatase-based microspheres were fabricated through successive and facile sol-gel coating on magnetite particles, followed by annealing treatments. Upon loading with gold nanoparticles, the obtained functional magnetic microspheres as heterogeneous catalysts showed superior performance in catalyzing the epoxidation of styrene with extraordinary high conversion (89.5 ) and selectivity (90.8 ) towards styrene oxide. It is believed that the construction process of these fascinating materials features many implications for creating other functional nanocomposites
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-245
Number of pages8
JournalNano Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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