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Role of the support in gold-containing nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalysts

Meenakshisundaram, Sankar, He, Qian, Engel, Rebecca V., Sainna, Mala A., Logsdail, Andrew J., Roldan Martinez, Alberto, Willock, David J., Agarwal, Nishtha, Kiely, Christopher J. and Hutchings, Graham J. 2020. Role of the support in gold-containing nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalysts. Chemical Reviews 120 (8) , pp. 3890-3938. 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00662

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In this review, we discuss selected examples from recent literature on the role of the support on directing the nanostructures of Au-based monometallic and bimetallic nanoparticles. The role of support is then discussed in relation to the catalytic properties of Au-based monometallic and bimetallic nanoparticles using different gas phase and liquid phase reactions. The reactions discussed include CO oxidation, aerobic oxidation of monohydric and polyhydric alcohols, selective hydrogenation of alkynes, hydrogenation of nitroaromatics, CO2 hydrogenation, C–C coupling, and methane oxidation. Only studies where the role of support has been explicitly studied in detail have been selected for discussion. However, the role of support is also examined using examples of reactions involving unsupported metal nanoparticles (i.e., colloidal nanoparticles). It is clear that the support functionality can play a crucial role in tuning the catalytic activity that is observed and that advanced theory and characterization add greatly to our understanding of these fascinating catalysts.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Publisher: American Chemical Society
ISSN: 0009-2665
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 April 2020
Date of Acceptance: 13 March 2020
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 01:14

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