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Dumbbell-Shaped Bi-component Mesoporous Janus Solid Nanoparticles for Biphasic Interface Catalysis

Dumbbell-Shaped Bi-component Mesoporous Janus Solid Nanoparticles for Biphasic Interface Catalysis
Min Tang, Yong Wang, Dongyuan Zhao, Lingyan Jing, Tianyu Yang, Jifen Liang, Xiaoming Zhang, Sai Gu, Hengquan Yang, Lijuan Wei, Michael J. Monteiro, Ying (Ian) Chen, Jian Liu, G. Q. Max Lu
There is a strong desire to design and synthesize catalysts that assemble at the oil–water interface to improve the efficiency of biphasic reactions. Anisotropic dumbbell-shaped bi-component mesoporous carbon–organosilica Janus particles with asymmetric wettability are synthesized through a one-step compartmentalized growth of a mesoporous organosilica sphere attached to a mesoporous resorcinol–formaldehyde (RF) sphere. A library was prepared of tunable Janus particles possessing diverse hollow structures with various functionalities. As a proof of concept, the Janus particle-derived catalyst can assemble at the oil–water interface to stabilize Pickering emulsions. Owing to the increased reaction interface area, the Janus catalyst exhibits a more than three-fold increase in catalytic efficiency compared to the Pt loaded carbon sphere catalyst in aqueous hydrogenation reactions. Anisotropic dumbbell-shaped bi-component mesoporous carbon–organosilica Janus particles with asymmetric wettability were synthesized through a one-step compartmentalized growth of a mesoporous organosilica sphere attached to a mesoporous resorcinol–formaldehyde sphere. This catalyst assembles at the oil–water interface to stabilize Pickering emulsions, resulting in catalysis efficiency enhancement in aqueous hydrogenation reactions.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701640

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