Shape and stability matter: enhanced catalytic reactions via sol-gel entrapped catalysts



The morphology and the unique chemical and physical stability of organosilica-entrapped sol-gel catalysts allow to apply them to successfully mediate the synthesis of a wide variety of valued molecules, including polymers, manufactured by the fine chemical industry. Referring to selected independent research achievements, in this study we offer a practically oriented insight on these catalytic materials that will hopefully be useful in renewed, unified catalysis education aimed to foster practically relevant innovation and uptake of heterogeneous catalysis in the fine chemical industry.


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