Photocatalytic microreactors based on TiO2-modified polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules.

  title={Photocatalytic microreactors based on TiO2-modified polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules.},
  author={Dmitry G Shchukin and Elena A Ustinovich and Dmitry V Sviridov and Yuri Lvov and Gleb B. Sukhorukov},
  journal={Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology},
  volume={2 10},
Spatially confined photocatalytic microreactors for microheterogeneous photoreduction of metal ions from aqueous solutions have been developed. The microreactors consist of hollow micron-sized polyelectrolyte capsules with photoactive TiO2 nanoparticles incorporated in the walls. Additional improvements in metal photoreduction efficiency were achieved by filling the microcapsule cavity with a more effective electron donor. 

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