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Morphological effects on the selectivity of intramolecular versus intermolecular catalytic reaction on Au nanoparticles

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Abstract

It is hard for metal nanoparticle catalysts to control the selectivity of a catalytic reaction in a simple process. In this work, we obtain active Au nanoparticle catalysts with high selectivity for the hydrogenation reaction of aromatic nitro compounds, by simply employing spine-like Au nanoparticles. The density functional theory (DFT) calculations further elucidate that the morphological effect on thermal selectivity control is an internal key parameter to modulate the nitro hydrogenation process on the surface of Au spines. These results show that controlled morphological effects may play an important role in catalysis reactions of noble metal NPs with high selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Morphological effects on the selectivity of intramolecular versus intermolecular catalytic reaction on Au nanoparticles

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The article was received on 25 Apr 2017, accepted on 05 May 2017 and first published on 10 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR02951A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 7727-7733
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    Morphological effects on the selectivity of intramolecular versus intermolecular catalytic reaction on Au nanoparticles

    D. Wang, Y. Sun, Y. Sun, J. Huang, Z. Liang, S. Li and L. Jiang, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 7727
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR02951A

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