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Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles: An Unexpected Catalytic Activity in Aqueous Phase with Dioxygen

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Selective oxidations of alkenes were investigated using molecular oxygen in aqueous solution under mild conditions. Colloidal gold nanoparticles are particularly versatile catalysts for oxidation reaction with exceptionally high efficiency and significant selectivity. Gold nanorods (Au NRs) exhibited a slightly enhanced activity compare to gold nanospheres.

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Salari, H., Robatjazi, H., Hormozi-Nezhad, M.R. et al. Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles: An Unexpected Catalytic Activity in Aqueous Phase with Dioxygen. Catal Lett 144, 1219–1222 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-014-1255-z

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Keyword

  • Environmental catalysis
  • Green chemistry
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Alkenes
  • Surfactants
  • Aerobic oxidation