Phase-selective catalysis in emulsions stabilized by Janus silica-nanoparticles

Jimmy Faria, M. Pilar Ruiz, Daniel E. Resasco

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Metal-containing Janus particles are used as interfacial catalyst/emulsifiers that catalyze reactions in biphasic systems with controlled "phase selectivity", that is, conversion of the desired reaction on one side of the emulsion. The reaction may affect the solubility of the molecule in one phase, causing migration to the opposite phase. As a result, combined reaction and separation can be achieved in a single reaction vessel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2359-2364
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number14-15
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • emulsion catalysts
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • Janus particles
  • phase selectivity
  • Pickering emulsions


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