Tuning the wettability of mesoporous silica for enhancing the catalysis efficiency of aqueous reactions

Luman Fu, Shuru Li, Zhongyuan Han, Huifang Liu, Hengquan yang
2014 Chemical Communications  
A series of mesoporous silica-based catalysts with finely-tuned surface wettability have been synthesized. Their catalysis efficiency towards aqueous hydrogenations is highly dependent on their surface wettability and can be five times higher than that of the commercial Pd/C catalyst.
doi:10.1039/c4cc02988g pmid:24942157 fatcat:a5q4sp65dzaq5jqluwdxljdiea