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Catalysts 2017, 7(7), 207; doi:10.3390/catal7070207

Bimetallic Nanoparticles in Alternative Solvents for Catalytic Purposes

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Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée (LHFA), Université de Toulouse 3—Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, France
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CNRS, LHFA, UMR 5069, 31062 Toulouse, France
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Received: 24 June 2017 / Revised: 4 July 2017 / Accepted: 5 July 2017 / Published: 7 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalysis in Innovative Solvents)

Abstract

Bimetallic nanoparticles represent attractive catalytic systems thanks to the synergy between both partners at the atomic level, mainly induced by electronic effects which in turn are associated with the corresponding structures (alloy, core-shell, hetero-dimer). This type of engineered material can trigger changes in the kinetics of catalyzed processes by variations on the electrophilicity/nucleophilicity of the metal centers involved and also promote cooperative effects to foster organic transformations, including multi-component and multi-step processes. Solvents become a crucial factor in the conception of catalytic processes, not only due to their environmental impact, but also because they can preserve the bimetallic structure during the catalytic reaction and therefore increase the catalyst life-time. In this frame, the present review focuses on the recent works described in the literature concerning the synthesis of bimetallic nanoparticles in non-conventional solvents, i.e., other than common volatile compounds, for catalytic applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: bimetallic nanoparticles; alternative media; synthesis; structure; catalysis; water; alcohols; ionic liquids; supercritical fluids bimetallic nanoparticles; alternative media; synthesis; structure; catalysis; water; alcohols; ionic liquids; supercritical fluids
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Dang-Bao, T.; Pla, D.; Favier, I.; Gómez, M. Bimetallic Nanoparticles in Alternative Solvents for Catalytic Purposes. Catalysts 2017, 7, 207.

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