Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Collins, G.; Holmes, J. D.
2016
October
Advanced Materials
Engineering metallic nanoparticles for enhancing and probing catalytic reactions
Published
WOS: 24 ()
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28
27
5689
5695
Recent developments in tailoring the structural and chemical properties of colloidal metal nanoparticles (NPs) have led to signifi cant enhancements in catalyst performance. Controllable colloidal synthesis has also allowed tailor-made NPs to serve as mechanistic probes for catalytic processes. The innovative use of colloidal NPs to gain fundamental insights into catalytic function will be highlighted across a variety of catalytic and electrocatalytic applications. The engineering of future heterogenous catalysts is also moving beyond size, shape and composition considerations. Advancements in understanding structure-property relationships have enabled incorporation of complex features such as tuning surface strain to infl uence the behavior of catalytic NPs. Exploiting plasmonic properties and altering colloidal surface chemistry through functionalization are also emerging as important areas for rational design of catalytic NPs. This news article will highlight the key developments and challenges to the future design of catalytic NPs.
Weinheim, Germany
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-4095
10.1002/adma.201503970
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