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Advances in Single-Chain Nanoparticles for Catalysis Applications

Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC, UPV/EHU)—MPC, Materials Physics Center, Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 5, E-20018 San Sebastian, Spain
Departamento de Física de Materiales, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), Apartado 1072, E-20080 San Sebastian, Spain
IKERBASQUE—Basque Foundation for Science, María Díaz de Haro 3, E-48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(10), 341;
Received: 28 September 2017 / Revised: 18 October 2017 / Accepted: 19 October 2017 / Published: 21 October 2017
Enzymes are the most efficient catalysts known for working in an aqueous environment near room temperature. The folding of individual polymer chains to functional single-chain nanoparticles (SCNPs) offers many opportunities for the development of artificial enzyme-mimic catalysts showing both high catalytic activity and specificity. In this review, we highlight recent results obtained in the use of SCNPs as bioinspired, highly-efficient nanoreactors (3–30 nm) for the synthesis of a variety of nanomaterials (inorganic nanoparticles, quantum dots, carbon nanodots), polymers, and chemical compounds, as well as nanocontainers for CO2 capture and release. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoparticles; nanocontainers; catalysts nanoparticles; nanocontainers; catalysts
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Rubio-Cervilla, J.; González, E.; Pomposo, J.A. Advances in Single-Chain Nanoparticles for Catalysis Applications. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 341.

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