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Self-Assembled Polyoxometalate-Dendrimer Structures for Selective Photocatalysis


We present a novel, self-assembled nanostructure with selective photocatalytic activity formed from anionic polyoxometalate clusters and cationic dendrimers by electrostatic self-assembly. The association of the components in aqueous solution is driven by ionic interactions and steric factors yielding stable aggregates of a defined size with a coil-like structure. The aggregates show selective photooxidative reactivity where conversion selectivity is directed by the substrate charge. The assemblies show high potential for the application in technologically relevant light-driven catalysis due to their enhanced and substrate specific photocatalytic activity.

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The article was received on 23 Sep 2017, accepted on 03 Nov 2017 and first published on 06 Nov 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR07097G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Self-Assembled Polyoxometalate-Dendrimer Structures for Selective Photocatalysis

    A. Kutz, G. Mariani, R. Schweins, C. Streb and F. Groehn, Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR07097G

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