Bimetallic Catalysts Containing Gold and Palladium for Environmentally Important Reactions
Materials Science Research Institute (MSRI), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), P. O. Box 6086, Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia
Department of Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, Rostock 18059, Germany
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Academic Editor: John R. (JR) Regalbuto
Received: 11 April 2016 / Revised: 8 June 2016 / Accepted: 24 June 2016 / Published: 5 July 2016
Supported bimetallic nanoparticles (SBN) are extensively used as efficient redox catalysts. This kind of catalysis particularly using SBN has attracted immense research interest compared to their parent metals due to their unique physico-chemical properties. The primary objective of this contribution is to provide comprehensive overview about SBN and their application as promising catalysts. The present review contains four sections in total. Section 1
starts with a general introduction, recent progress, and brief summary of the application of SBN as promising catalysts for different applications. Section 2
reviews the preparation and characterization methods of SBN for a wide range of catalytic reactions. Section 3
concentrates on our own results related to the application of SBN in heterogeneous catalysis. In this section, the oxidation of cyclohexane to adipic acid (an eco-friendly and novel approach) will be discussed. In addition, the application of bimetallic Pd catalysts for vapor phase toluene acetoxylation in a fixed bed reactor will also be highlighted. Acetoxylation of toluene to benzyl acetate is another green route to synthesize benzyl acetate in one step. Finally, Section 4
describes the summary of the main points and also presents an outlook on the application of SBN as promising catalysts for the production of valuable products.
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Alshammari, A.; Kalevaru, V.N.; Martin, A. Bimetallic Catalysts Containing Gold and Palladium for Environmentally Important Reactions. Catalysts 2016, 6, 97.
Alshammari A, Kalevaru VN, Martin A. Bimetallic Catalysts Containing Gold and Palladium for Environmentally Important Reactions. Catalysts. 2016; 6(7):97.
Alshammari, Ahmad; Kalevaru, V. N.; Martin, Andreas. 2016. "Bimetallic Catalysts Containing Gold and Palladium for Environmentally Important Reactions." Catalysts 6, no. 7: 97.
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