Wu, S.; Kaiser, J.; Guo, X.; Li, L.; Lu, Y.; Ballauff, M.: Recoverable Platinum Nanocatalysts Immobilized on Magnetic Spherical Polyelectrolyte Brushes. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 51 (2012), p. 5608-5614

Recoverable platinum nanocatalysts immobilized on magnetic spherical polyelectrolyte brushes (MSPB) were synthesized and characterized by high resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and vibrating sample magnetometer(VSM). High catalytic activity was found by photometrically monitoring the reduction of 4-nitrophenol by NaBH4 in the presence of MSPB-Pt composites. An excellent stability and recyclability of catalyst was observed after consecutive eight runs following by external magnetic-separation and redispersion. This novel approach provides an excited potential application in preparation of recyclable metal nanocatalysts with high activity.