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Nanoreactors comprising a nanoreactor shell enveloping a space, and method of making

United States Patent

January 25, 2011
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Hollow Nanoreactors
Described herein are nanoreactors having various shapes that can be produced by a simple chemical process. The nanoreactors described herein may have a shell as thin as 0.5 nm and outside diameters that can be controlled by the process of making and have a nanoparticle enclosed therein. The nanoreactors have catalytic activity and may be used to catalyze a variety of chemical reactions.
Alivisatos; A. Paul (Oakland, CA), Yin; Yadong (Moreno Valley, CA), Rioux; Robert M. (Somerville, MA), Somorjai; Gabor A. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 599,250
March 22, 2005
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the United States Department of Energy under contract NO. DE-AC03-76SF000-98 between the United States Department of Energy and The Regents of the University of California. The government has certain rights to the invention.