This invention relates to a hybrid component comprising at least one nanoparticle of inorganic layered compound (in the form of fullerene-like structure or nanotube), and at least one metal nanoparticle, uses thereof as a catalyst, (e.g. photocatalysis) and processes for its preparation.
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This invention was made in part by United States Government support under DE-FG02-08ER15987 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and under CHE-0743932 awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.