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Heterogeneous gold catalysis

Hutchings, Graham J. ORCID: 2018. Heterogeneous gold catalysis. ACS Central Science 4 (9) , pp. 1095-1101. 10.1021/acscentsci.8b00306

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Catalysis is at the heart of many manufacturing processes and underpins provision of the goods and infrastructure necessary for the effective wellbeing of society; catalysis continues to play a key role in the manufacture of chemical intermediates and final products. There is a continuing need to design new effective catalysts especially with the drive toward using sustainable resources. The identification that gold is an exceptionally effective catalyst has paved the way for a new class of active heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts for a broad range of reactions. As a heterogeneous catalyst gold is the most active catalyst for the oxidation of carbon monoxide at ambient temperature. It is also the most effective catalyst for the synthesis of vinyl chloride by acetylene hydrochlorination, and a gold catalyst has recently been commercialized in China for this reaction. In this outlook the nature of the active gold species for these two reactions will be explored.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Additional Information: This is an open access article published under an ACS AuthorChoice License, which permits copying and redistribution of the article or any adaptations for non-commercial purposes.
Publisher: American Chemical Society: Open Access Titles / American Chemical Society
ISSN: 2374-7951
Funders: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 17 July 2018
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 18:14

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