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Issue 43, 2009
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Metal nanoparticles or metal oxide nanoparticles, an efficient and promising family of novel heterogeneous catalysts in organic synthesis

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Abstract

Recently, organic reactions catalyzed by metal/metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) has attracted much attention. The notable advantages of this novel family of heterogeneous catalysts, such as high catalytic activity, good recyclability and improved selectivity, extend to a wide-range of applications in various organic reactions. This perspective provides an overview of the progresses made in metal/metal oxide NPs catalyzed organic reactions achieved in our group. Based on our investigations, we suggest that further exploration is required in two aspects in this area: (1) the effects of the size and shape of NPs on the reaction activity and selectivity, and (2) the effect of the supporting environment of the artificial template on the reaction activity and selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Metal nanoparticles or metal oxide nanoparticles, an efficient and promising family of novel heterogeneous catalysts in organic synthesis

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The article was received on 08 Jul 2009, accepted on 07 Aug 2009 and first published on 24 Aug 2009


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B913539A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2009, 9363-9373
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    Metal nanoparticles or metal oxide nanoparticles, an efficient and promising family of novel heterogeneous catalysts in organic synthesis

    S. Wang, Z. Wang and Z. Zha, Dalton Trans., 2009, 9363
    DOI: 10.1039/B913539A

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