Catalysis by Gold

Catalysis by Gold

by Geoffrey C. Bond, David T. Thompson, Catherine Louis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860946585

ISBN-13: 9781860946585

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Imperial College Press

Gold has traditionally been regarded as inactive as a catalytic metal. However, the advent of nanoparticulate gold on high surface area oxide supports has demonstrated its high catalytic activity in many chemical reactions. Gold is active as a heterogeneous catalyst in both gas and liquid phases, and complexes catalyse reactions homogeneously in solution. Many of the…  See more details below

Overview

Gold has traditionally been regarded as inactive as a catalytic metal. However, the advent of nanoparticulate gold on high surface area oxide supports has demonstrated its high catalytic activity in many chemical reactions. Gold is active as a heterogeneous catalyst in both gas and liquid phases, and complexes catalyse reactions homogeneously in solution. Many of the reactions being studied will lead to new application areas for catalysis by gold in pollution control, chemical processing, sensors and fuel cell technology. This book describes the properties of gold, the methods for preparing gold catalysts and ways to characterise and use them effectively in reactions. The reaction mechanisms and reasons for the high activities are discussed and the applications for gold catalysis considered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860946585
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Catalytic Science Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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