Catalytic activity of gold nanoparticles in a hydrosilylation reaction is controlled by irradiation with UV or visible light. When exposed to UV, the particles aggregate and the catalysis is effectively switched "off". When the particles are exposed to visible light, the particles redisperse and catalysis can proceed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Aug 18|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry