Model Systems in Catalysis

Single Crystals to Supported Enzyme Mimics

  • Robert Rioux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Vojislav R. Stamenkovic, Nenad M. Markovic
    Pages 51-73
  3. Vittorio Fiorin, David Borthwick, David A. King
    Pages 175-201
  4. Ellen H. G. Backus, Mischa Bonn
    Pages 203-221
  5. Anders Nilsson, Lars Gunnar Moody Pettersson
    Pages 253-274
  6. Eranda Nikolla, Suljo Linic
    Pages 275-292
  7. Randall Meyer, Yu Lei, Sungsik Lee, Stefan Vajda
    Pages 345-365
  8. Günther Rupprechter, Simon Penner
    Pages 367-394
  9. Christopher Tabor, Radha Narayanan, Mostafa A. El-Sayed
    Pages 395-414
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 517-526

About this book


Researchers in catalysis and surface science will find this book to be an invaluable compendium of material on the preparation, characterization, and investigation of model catalyst systems, including single sites, supported and unsupported clusters, and single crystals of metal, metal alloys, and metal oxides. The connections made between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis are particularly welcome.

--Alexis T. Bell, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

This is a superb collection of papers covering the latest developments in the use of models in fundamental catalytic science. It is a valuable addition to the libraries of those interested in the fundamentals of surface-catalyzed reactions.

--D. Wayne Goodman, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

This is a comprehensive collection of the development of surface science over the last four decades. The book proves that the era of oversimplified model systems is over; the dynamics of materials and reactions is now accessible for rigorous experimental and theoretical study. The book is an invaluable, authoritative source of information both for the surface scientist and the catalysis practitioner.

--Robert Schlögl, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Berlin, Germany

This book is an important resource for anyone interested in the latest advances in catalysis. It contains contributions from leaders in the field, and addresses issues related to mechanism, characterization, and selectivity. A wide range of new catalyst design principles is introduced, within the context of chiral surfaces for enantioselective reactions, novel catalyst compositions and structures, well-defined, single site catalytic centers, and the influence of nanostructures on catalytic performance.

--T. Don Tilley, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley


Cluster Model Systems Rioux catalysis enzyme mimics heterogeneous catalysis homogeneous catalysis single crystals size-selected clusters thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Rioux
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Chemical EngineeringPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkU.S.A.

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