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Catalytic Application of Nano-Gold Catalysts

Gold, considered catalytically inactive for a long time, is now a fascinating partner of modern chemistry, as scientists such as Bond, Teles, Haruta, Hutchings, Ito and Hayashi opened new perspectives for the whole synthetic chemist community. Recently gold has attracted significant attention due to its advantageous characteristics as a catalytic material and since it allows easy functionalization with biologically active molecules. In this context, when gold is prepared as very small particles, it turns out to be a highly active catalyst. However, such a phenomenon completely disappears when the gold particle size grows into the micrometer range. Therefore, the preparation for obtaining an active gold catalyst is so important. The primary objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of gold metal nanoparticles and their application as promising catalysts.

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Catalytic Application of Nano-Gold CatalystsEdited by Neeraj Kumar Mishra

Published: August 31st 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61954

ISBN: 978-953-51-2641-6

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2640-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5449-5

Copyright year: 2016

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11502 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Nanoporous Gold Films as Catalyst

By Sang Hoon Kim


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2. Gold-Catalysed Reactions

By J.A. Moma, T.A. Ntho and Michael Scurrell


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3. Supported Gold Nanoparticles as Promising Catalysts

By Ahmad Alshammari and Venkata Narayana Kalevaru


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4. Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Amino Acids by Light Irradiation

By Lilia Coronato Courrol and Ricardo Almeida de Matos


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5. Electrochemical Reactivity at Free and Supported Gold Nanocatalysts Surface

By Seydou Hebié, Yaovi Holade, Karine Servat, Boniface K. Kokoh and Têko W. Napporn


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