The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 224, Issue 9, pp 1843–1848 | Cite as

Polyethersulfone hollow fiber modified with poly(styrenesulfonate) and Pd nanoparticles for catalytic reaction

  • C. Emin
  • Y. Gu
  • J.-C. Remigy
  • J.-F. LahitteEmail author
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  1. Advances in Design and Modeling of Porous Materials


The aim of this work is the synthesis of polymer-stabilized Pd nanoparticles (PdNP) inside a functionalized polymeric porous membrane in order to develop hybrid catalytic membrane reactors and to test them in model metal-catalyzed organic reactions. For this goal, a polymeric membrane support (Polyethersulfone hollow fiber-shaped) was firstly functionalized with an ionogenic polymer (i.e. poly(styrenesulfonate) capable to retain PdNP precursors using an UV photo-grafting method. PdNP were then generated inside the polymeric matrix by chemical reduction of precursor salts (intermatrix synthesis). The catalytic performance of the PdNP catalytic membranes was evaluated using reduction of nitrophenol by sodium borohydride (NaBH4) in water.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Sodium Borohydride Membrane Reactor Polyethersulfone Catalytic Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Emin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. Gu
    • 1
    • 2
  • J.-C. Remigy
    • 1
    • 2
  • J.-F. Lahitte
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Université de Toulouse, INPT, UPS, Laboratoire de Génie ChimiqueToulouseFrance
  2. 2.CNRS, Laboratoire de Génie ChimiqueToulouseFrance

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