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Gold-Based Nanoalloys: Synthetic Methods and Catalytic Applications


Over the past decades, gold-based materials have drawn extensive interests due to their intriguing physical/chemical properties and excellent performance in a broad range of applications. Especially, the remarkable technical progress on synthesis and characterization is promoting the rapid development of gold-based nanoalloys, which are of great significance in catalysis. In this review, we provide a brief overview on the recently reported gold-based nanoalloys, focusing on their general synthetic methods and potential catalytic applications. In particular, the general relationships between material structures/compositions and catalytic performances are discussed in representative chemical reactions, such as carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR), oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), small organic molecule oxidation reaction, carbon monoxide oxidation reaction, and typical heterogeneous catalytic reactions in chemical engineering. Furthermore, critical challenges and potential opportunities facing gold-based nanoalloys are proposed to provide possible inspirations for future material design towards high performance applications.

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30 Apr 2021
09 Jun 2021
First published
09 Jun 2021

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, Accepted Manuscript
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Review Article

Gold-Based Nanoalloys: Synthetic Methods and Catalytic Applications

P. Lu, J. Zhou, Y. Hu, J. Yin, Y. Wang, J. Yu, Y. Ma, Z. Zhu, Z. Zeng and Z. Fan, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D1TA03646G

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