Pickering Interfacial Catalysis

Our Approach

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We study very deeply pickering emulsions with original particles, in particular particles that bear catalytic sites and that could be used to carry out Pickering Interfacial Catalysis. This work involves not only the characterization of the particles themselves but also the study of the emulsions. We developed a strong know-how in studying unconventional oil / oil emulsion systems. Such studies support our goal to develop PIC systems capable of promoting the reaction of immiscible reagents without the use of solvents.

Own Publications

  • Pickering Interfacial Catalysis for Biphasic Systems: From Emulsion Design to Green Reactions”,  M. Pera-Titus, L. Leclercq, J.-M. Clacens, F. De Campo, V. Nardello-Rataj; Angewandte Chemie, (2015), 54 (7), 2006-2021.  
    (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201402069

    M. Pera-Titus, Angewandte, 2015, 54, pp. 2006-2021
  • Preparation of Bio-based Surfactant from Glycerol and Dodecanol through Direct Etherification”,   Z. Fan, Y. Zhao, F. Preda, J-M. Clacens, H. Shi, L. Wang, X. Feng , F. De Campo, Green Chemistry, (2015), 17, 882-892.
    (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4gc00818a)  

    Z. Fan et al., Green Chem., 2015, 54, pp. 2006-2021
  • Tunable catalysts for solvent-free biphasic systems – Pickering Interfacial Catalysts over amphiphilic silica nanoparticles”, W-J. Zhou, L. Fang, Z. Fan, B. Albela, L. Bonneviot, F. De Campo, M. Pera-Titus, J-M. Clacens; JACS, (2014), 136, 4869-4872.    
    (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja501019n)  

    W-J. Zhou et al., JACS, 2014, 136, pp. 4869-4872
  • Pickering Interfacial Catalysts for solvent-free biomass transformation: physicochemical behavior of non-aqueous emulsions”, L. Wang, Z. Fan, A. Tay, M. Pera Titus, W. Zhou, S. Benhabbari, X. Feng, G. Malcouronne, L. Bonneviot, F. De Campo, J-M. Clacens; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, (2014), 427, 80-90.    
    (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2013.11.047)  

    L. Wang et al., J. Coll. Inter. Sci., 2014, 427, pp. 80-90