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Catalysts 2012, 2(1), 24-37; doi:10.3390/catal2010024

The Art of Manufacturing Gold Catalysts

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Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica Metallorganica e Analitica L.Malatesta, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Venezian 21, Milano 20133, Italy
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Received: 17 October 2011 / Revised: 21 November 2011 / Accepted: 7 December 2011 / Published: 21 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gold Catalysts)
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Gold has been considered as an active catalyst only when suitable techniques of preparation provided high metal dispersion. A comprehensive survey of the different methods now available for preparing active gold catalysts is reported with particular attention to the role of the supporting material in determining catalyst characteristics.
Keywords: gold; catalysts preparation; heterogeneous catalysts; gold nanoparticles gold; catalysts preparation; heterogeneous catalysts; gold nanoparticles
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