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Gold Catalysis - Current Trends and Recent Advances

Sai Krishna Katla

Harvard University


Gold Nanocluster Catalysts Atomically Precise Gold Catalysts Nanoporous Microporous Carbon Graphene Silica Catalysts Gold Microfluidics Nanofluidics

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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.

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Sai Krishna Katla

Harvard University

Sai Krishna Katla earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India in 2011. After graduating, he pursued postdoctoral research in Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials group at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), a Synchrotron Light Source at the Louisiana State University (LSU). His research at LSU was part of the Center for Atomic-Level Catalyst Design, a DOE sponsored Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). During this period, his research focused on (i) Atomically precise gold nanoclusters for catalysis and magnetism, (ii) Millifluidics-based lab-on-a-chip devices for synthesis and catalysis. Later, he worked on electrocatalytic applications of nanomaterials as a Research Scientist from 2014 to 2015 in the 3D-Nanostructuring group at the Institute of Physics & Institute of Micro- and Nanotechnologies (IMN), Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. Further, he worked on photothermal catalytic application of atomically precise gold nanoclusters as a Research Scientist - Associate and later as a Lecturer at The University of Texas at El Paso from 2015 to 2018. He is currently working on the problems associated with the creation of chemical artificial life at Harvard University.

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