Karoline Herget, Patrick Hubach, Stefan Pusch, Peter Deglmann, Hermann Götz, Tatiana E Gorelik, Il'ya A Gural'skiy, Felix Pfitzner, Thorben Link, Stephan Schenk, Martin Panthöfer, Vadim Ksenofontov, Ute Kolb, Till Opatz, Rute André, Wolfgang Tremel
CeO2-x nanorods are functional mimics of natural haloperoxidases. They catalyze the oxidative bromination of phenol red to bromophenol blue and of natural signaling molecules involved in bacterial quorum sensing. Laboratory and field tests with paint formulations containing 2 wt% of CeO2-x nanorods show a reduction in biofouling comparable to Cu2 O, the most typical biocidal pigment.
November 29, 2016: Advanced Materials