Novel Metal Nanomaterials and Their Catalytic Applications
AbstractIn the rapidly developing areas of nanotechnology, nano-scale materials as heterogeneous catalysts in the synthesis of organic molecules have gotten more and more attention. In this review, we will summarize the synthesis of several new types of noble metal nanostructures (FePt@Cu nanowires, Pt@Fe2O3 nanowires and bimetallic Pt@Ir nanocomplexes; Pt-Au heterostructures, Au-Pt bimetallic nanocomplexes and Pt/Pd bimetallic nanodendrites; Au nanowires, CuO@Ag nanowires and a series of Pd nanocatalysts) and their new catalytic applications in our group, to establish heterogeneous catalytic system in “green” environments. Further study shows that these materials have a higher catalytic activity and selectivity than previously reported nanocrystal catalysts in organic reactions, or show a superior electro-catalytic activity for the oxidation of methanol. The whole process might have a great impact to resolve the energy crisis and the environmental crisis that were caused by traditional chemical engineering. Furthermore, we hope that this article will provide a reference point for the noble metal nanomaterials’ development that leads to new opportunities in nanocatalysis. View Full-Text
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Wang, J.; Gu, H. Novel Metal Nanomaterials and Their Catalytic Applications. Molecules 2015, 20, 17070-17092.
Wang J, Gu H. Novel Metal Nanomaterials and Their Catalytic Applications. Molecules. 2015; 20(9):17070-17092.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Jiaqing; Gu, Hongwei. 2015. "Novel Metal Nanomaterials and Their Catalytic Applications." Molecules 20, no. 9: 17070-17092.