About the book
Gold-based catalysis is well known for decades and has been actively pursued by researchers worldwide. Every year, plethora of new research findings on gold-based catalysts has improved our fundamental understanding of the catalysis process and have given us new insights into their future applications. Catalysis using both supported and unsupported gold nanomaterials has been explored widely in recent times and newer and better catalysts have been regularly discovered that require milder conditions, lesser additives, better chemoselectivity, and are able to catalyze a variety of reactions. Theoretical models that are recently proposed attribute the high catalytic activity of gold nanocatalysts to quantum size effects, presence of high densities to low coordinate atoms, excess electronic charge, and active perimeter sites.
This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current trends and recent advances in gold-based catalysis research and brings forward new perspectives, nuances in research that were explored in the past decade.