Au nanoclusters of less than 4 nm with a narrow size distribution were prepared and supported in thermosensitive vinyl ether star polymers obtained by living cationic polymerization. The thermosensitivity of the star polymers permitted easy separation of the clusters from the reaction mixture without any negative aggregation. Thus, the Au clusters could be recovered for reuse several times to induce alcohol oxidation with similar reactivity in each run.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry