Nanostructure Based on Polymer Brushes for Efficient Heterogeneous Catalysis in Microreactors

F. Costantini, W.P. Bula, R. Salvio, Riccardo Salvio, Jurriaan Huskens, Johannes G.E. Gardeniers, David Reinhoudt, Willem Verboom

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PGMA polymer brushes are successfully grown on the inner wall of a microreactor to give a nanostructure. The oxirane groups of the brushes are used for the anchoring of a catalyst. The utility of the combination of catalyst-functionalized brushes and a microreactor is clearly demonstrated for the TBD-catalyzed Knoevenagel condensation reaction of benzaldehyde and malononitrile
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1650-1651
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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