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Polydopamine-coated open cell polyurethane foams as an inexpensive, flexible yet robust catalyst support: a proof of concept

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Abstract

Commercially available polyurethane open cell foams are readily coated with mussel-inspired polydopamine. The polydopamine film allows robust immobilisation of TiO2 nanoparticles at the surface of the three-dimensional material. The resulting catalyst is efficient for the photo-degradation of an azo dye, reusable and highly resistant to mechanical stress. A novel type of robust structured catalytic support, easily accessible via an inexpensive and green process, is thus described.

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2016, accepted on 29 Feb 2016 and first published on 01 Mar 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00847J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 4691-4693
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    Polydopamine-coated open cell polyurethane foams as an inexpensive, flexible yet robust catalyst support: a proof of concept

    E. Pardieu, N. T. T. Chau, T. Dintzer, T. Romero, D. Favier, T. Roland, D. Edouard, L. Jierry and V. Ritleng, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4691
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00847J

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