Novel feature and catalysis of metal oxide supported gold nanoparticles

Akiyuki Hamasaki, Tamao Ishida, Makoto Tokunaga

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Gold nanoparticles are drawing great attention because of its interesting properties. Although a bulk gold is chemically inert, a nano-sized particles shows completely different characteristics. Therefore, applications of gold nanoparticles for organic transformations are wide-spreading in recent years. We have developed several organic reactions employing metal oxide supported gold nanoparticles. In these reactions, the catalysis are assumed not only by gold nanoparticles but an active species formed from oxide support depending on the reaction conditions. This phenomenon expands the capability of metal oxide supported gold nanoparticles since the catalysis can be modulated by employing a proper metal oxide support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-451
Number of pages9
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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