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Catalysts 2012, 2(2), 299-302; doi:10.3390/catal2020299
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New Frontiers in Gold Catalyzed Reactions

Institute of Nanostructured Materials, Palermo Research Division, CNR-ISMN, via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Received: 24 April 2012 / Revised: 18 May 2012 / Accepted: 21 May 2012 / Published: 29 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gold Catalysts)
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For many years, gold has been regarded as a poor catalyst due to its chemical inertness towards reactive molecules such as oxygen and hydrogen. The interest in using gold in catalysis has increased during the last 20 years, since Haruta reported the surprisingly high activity in CO oxidation at low temperature for small (3–5 nm) gold particles supported on various oxides. [...]
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Liotta, L.F. New Frontiers in Gold Catalyzed Reactions. Catalysts 2012, 2, 299-302.

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