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Catalytic activity of unsupported gold nanoparticles

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This article reviews some of the compelling evidence showing that colloidal gold nanoparticles without any solid support exhibit intrinsic catalytic activity for some of the typical gold-catalyzed reactions including CO oxidation, aerobic oxidation of alcohols and diols, borohydride reductions and carbon–carbon cross coupling reaction among other reactions. A critical view of the state-of-the-art indicating open issues such as the role of the nature and concentration of the ligand and the possibility of preparing colloidal samples with preferential crystallographic planes is provided.

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The article was received on 06 Feb 2012, accepted on 21 May 2012 and first published on 13 Jun 2012

Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20068F
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013,3, 58-69

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    Catalytic activity of unsupported gold nanoparticles

    Y. Mikami, A. Dhakshinamoorthy, M. Alvaro and H. García, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, 3, 58
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20068F

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