Rubio-Cervilla, J.; González, E.; Pomposo, J.A. Advances in Single-Chain Nanoparticles for Catalysis Applications. Nanomaterials2017, 7, 341.
Rubio-Cervilla, J.; González, E.; Pomposo, J.A. Advances in Single-Chain Nanoparticles for Catalysis Applications. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 341.
Enzymes are the most efficient catalysts known working in an aqueous environment near room temperature. The folding of individual polymer chains to functional single-chain nanoparticles (SCNPs) offers many opportunities for the development of artificial enzyme-mimic catalysts showing both high catalytic activity and specificity. In this review, we highlight recent results obtained in the use of SCNPs as bioinspired, highly-efficient nanoreactors (3–30 nm) for the synthesis of a variety of nanomaterials (inorganic nanoparticles, quantum dots, carbon nanodots), polymers and chemical compounds, as well as nanocontainers for CO2 capture and release.
nanoparticles; nanocontainers; catalysts
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