One of our group members, Changyan Zhou, recently published a paper in Chemical Papers (in press).
Some materials that are active heterogeneous catalysts for the breakdown of non-ionic aromatic solutes in water are found to act as potentiometric sensitizers for same solutes. The present work establishes an application for catalysts beyond catalysis itself. The use of catalysts as sensitizers is recommended for wider uptake and in reverse, to screen candidate catalysts.
Dr. Marco Conte 01/07/2020