Untangling the Role of the Capping Agent in Nanocatalysis: Recent Advances and Perspectives
AbstractCapping agents (organic ligands, polymers, surfactants, etc.) are a basic component in the synthesis of metal nanoparticles with controlled size and well-defined shape. However, their influence on the performances of nanoparticle-based catalysts is multifaceted and controversial. Indeed, capping agent can act as a “poison”, limiting the accessibility of active sites, as well as a “promoter”, producing improved yields and unpredicted selectivity control. These effects can be ascribed to the creation of a metal-ligand interphase, whose unique properties are responsible for the catalytic behavior. Therefore, understanding the structure of this interphase is of prime interest for the optimization of tailored nanocatalyst design. This review provides an overview of the interfacial key features affecting the catalytic performances and details a selection of related literature examples. Furthermore, we highlight critical points necessary for the design of highly selective and active catalysts with surface and interphase control. View Full-Text
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Campisi, S.; Schiavoni, M.; Chan-Thaw, C.E.; Villa, A. Untangling the Role of the Capping Agent in Nanocatalysis: Recent Advances and Perspectives. Catalysts 2016, 6, 185.
Campisi S, Schiavoni M, Chan-Thaw CE, Villa A. Untangling the Role of the Capping Agent in Nanocatalysis: Recent Advances and Perspectives. Catalysts. 2016; 6(12):185.Chicago/Turabian Style
Campisi, Sebastiano; Schiavoni, Marco; Chan-Thaw, Carine E.; Villa, Alberto. 2016. "Untangling the Role of the Capping Agent in Nanocatalysis: Recent Advances and Perspectives." Catalysts 6, no. 12: 185.
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